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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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Adam Kennedy ...
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Walter Kelley ...
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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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Drama | War

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$500,000, 31 December 1957

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,500,000, 31 December 1957
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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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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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After picking flowers and putting them around his hat Kinnian is killed. As his helmet rolls off the flowers are already wilted, yet when Lt Benson gives the helmet to another soldier they are fresh again. See more »

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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."

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Connections

Referenced in Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School (1990) See more »

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Men in War
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Music by Elmer Bernstein
Lyrics by Alan Alch
sung by male chorus
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good Korean war show
5 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

A squad of G.I.'s, separated from their division, begin a trek of many miles trying to re-group with their comrades on a distant hill. They are harassed by snipers, sappers, and artillery barrages, but manage to reach their objective. After reaching the hill, a vicious firefight breaks out with the enemy. Excellent portrayal of the fear and horror of war.


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