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Men in War (1957)

 -  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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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 »

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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 »

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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."

KOREA SEPTEMBER 6, 1950 See more »

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First Really Tough, Gutsy American War Movie
26 September 2002 | by (Albany, NY) – See all my reviews

It had the gritty in the trenches documentary look. Robert Ryan was said to look like he crawled all through the movie. It was about a chaotic retreat gone bad during the initial assault of the North Korean Army into South Korea. It was a little melodramatic, with the confused teenage act from Vic Morrow. Aldo Ray as Sgt. Montana was too gritty, like a Mad Max or Clint Eastwood type freewheeler as he tries to shepherd his mentally broken Colonel to safety. He is dragooned into Ryan's little column against his will. Very rough ending for the brave little band. Lot's of action but no Hollywood heroics!


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