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Men in War (1957)

Approved | | Drama, War | 1957 (UK)
During the Korean War, a battle-worn lieutenant and his platoon are behind enemy lines, and 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
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The Colonel
Phillip Pine ...
Sgt. Riordan (as Philip Pine)
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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)
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Pvt. Meredith
Adam Kennedy ...
Pvt. Maslow
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Pvt. Haines
Walter Kelley ...
Pvt. Ackerman
Anthony Ray ...
Pvt. Penelli
Robert Normand ...
Pvt. Christensen
Michael Miller ...
Pvt. Lynch
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Storyline

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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Drama | War

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

It is supposed that at the beginning of the film the radio man having put his handset of the radio on his shirt that he should not be calling Sunrise six. Often you can do so by just keying the handset while it is attached to your webbing so not needing to remove it unless you get a response or no longer needing to give your hand/ arm a rest or to free your hand to do something else. See more »

Goofs

Robert Ryan (Lt Benson) was 47 years old when this film was made, at least twice as old as a real Army lieutenant would have been. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Killian: Zwickley, he's sick Sir.
Lt. Benson: Sick?... This war you're either healthy or you're dead.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: "TELL ME THE STORY OF THE FOOT SOLDIER AND I WILL TELL YOU THE STORY OF ALL WARS."

KOREA SEPTEMBER 6, 1950 See more »

Connections

Referenced in Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Men in War
(uncredited)
Music by Elmer Bernstein
Lyrics by Alan Alch
sung by male chorus
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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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