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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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Sgt. Riordan (as Philip Pine)
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Sgt. Lewis
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Cpl. Zwickley
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Adam Kennedy ...
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Walter Kelley ...
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Anthony Ray ...
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Robert Normand ...
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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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One more step and I'll fill your guts with lead ! 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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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 »

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When Sgt. Killian is knifed to death, the enemy escapes by crawling through the tall grass, but you can see it's a sack attached to a rope, being pulled along, to simulate movement through the grass. 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."

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Referenced in Black River (1957) 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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brilliant anti-war classic waiting to be rediscovered
28 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

considering the vast quantity of cliché war movies from the fifties, whose plots are as "interesting" as -say- an Audie Murphy Western, this one's a real surprise hammer which highly exceeds the good expectations drawn from the interesting cast and the fact that Anthony Mann is the director. This one's a brilliant anti-war-classic in the same category with Stanley Kubrick's "Paths of Glory" still waiting to be rediscovered. Whenever this one's on cable or on video, don't miss!


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