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Men in War (1957)

Approved  |   |  Drama, War  |  19 March 1957 (USA)
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During the Korean War, a battle worn Lt. and his platoon behind enemy lines, have orders to march to hill 465 for possible relief.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lt. Benson
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Montana
Robert Keith ...
The Colonel
Phillip Pine ...
Sgt. Riordan (as Philip Pine in closing credits)
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Sgt. Lewis
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Cpl. Zwickley
James Edwards ...
Sgt. Killian
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Sgt. Davis (as L. Q. Jones in closing credits)
Scott Marlowe ...
Pvt. Meredith
Adam Kennedy ...
Pvt. Maslow
Race Gentry ...
Pvt. Haines
Walter Kelley ...
Pvt. Ackerman
Anthony Ray ...
Pvt. Penelli
Robert Normand ...
Pvt. Christensen
Michael Miller ...
Pvt. Lynch
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In Korea, on 6 September 1950, Lieutenant Benson's platoon finds itself isolated in enemy-held territory after a retreat. Soon they are joined by Sergeant Montana, whose overriding concern is caring for his catatonic colonel. Benson and Montana can't stand each other, but together they must get the survivors to Hill 465, where they hope the division is waiting. It's a long, harrowing march, fraught with all the dangers the elusive enemy can summon. Who will survive? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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The part of the military machine that bleeds ! See more »

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Trivia

The men wear the patches of the 24th infantry division, which did in fact see combat in the early part of the Korean War. See more »

Goofs

In the first two minutes, one of the soldiers is laying on the field talking on the short wave radio, attempting to get in touch with the unit known as "Sunrise 6". He keeps repeating his call "Sunrise 6, come in." The camera cuts to a shot of a distant mountain. When the camera comes back to him, we see him put the handheld portion of the radio back in his shirt. The camera cuts to another shot and the soldier is still heard calling for Sunrise 6. The camera comes back to the soldier and there is still no evidence of a handheld portion of the radio in his hand. See more »

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Sgt. Montana: You said you wanted to get one man alive out of your platoon. Well you got your wish, only double, there's you and me. Ain't that something.
Lt. Benson: Forget it. We'll never see the morning.
Sgt. Montana: Yes we will. They can't hurt us anymore now. They threw everything at us. Rifle fire, grenades, four twos, artillery. I'm telling you, they can't scratch us. If we wanted to take that hill, we could take it easy, the two of us.
Lt. Benson: With what?
Sgt. Montana: We're lucky, we're lucky. With guts we'll take 'em. We still got the ...
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Opening credits prologue: "TELL ME THE STORY OF THE FOOT SOLDIER AND I WILL TELL YOU THE STORY OF ALL WARS."

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Director Anthony Mann deserves a lot of credit for this fine war flick.
13 January 1999 | by (Brea, Ca. USA) – See all my reviews

Men In War was directed by Anthony Mann,who was really more known for his big budget westerns. This, his first and last attempt at a war film, stands out with its realistic battle scenes involving stylish camera angles and innovative editing. Robert Ryan as Lt Benson and Aldo Ray as "Montana, are outstanding as their characters are at odds from the very beginning. Look for James Edwards, who was one of the first black actors to rise above the general sterotypes, even before Sidney Pottier came along. Men In War is worth seeing, especially the last half of the film as it builds to an intense conclusion.


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