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Men in War (1957)

Approved | | Action, Drama, War | 15 April 1957 (Sweden)
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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Anthony Mann

Writers:

Philip Yordan (screenplay), Ben Maddow (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Ryan ... Lt. Benson
Aldo Ray ... Montana
Robert Keith ... The Colonel
Phillip Pine ... Sgt. Riordan (as Philip Pine)
Nehemiah Persoff ... Sgt. Lewis
Vic Morrow ... Cpl. Zwickley
James Edwards ... Sgt. Killian
L.Q. Jones ... Sgt. Davis
Scott Marlowe ... Pvt. Meredith
Adam Kennedy Adam Kennedy ... Pvt. Maslow
Race Gentry ... Pvt. Haines
Walter Kelley Walter Kelley ... Pvt. Ackerman
Anthony Ray ... Pvt. Penelli
Robert Normand Robert Normand ... Pvt. Christensen
Michael Miller 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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One more step and I'll fill your guts with lead ! See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | War

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 1957 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Tag ohne Ende See more »

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Box Office

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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Security Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

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

Although the G.I.'s in the film are soldiers of the U.S. Army's 24th Infantry and 1st Cavalry Divisions, many wear Marine Corps cloth camouflage covers and World War II-type camouflage nets on their helmets. 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 are shown over the image of several soldiers wearing helmets. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Men in War
(uncredited)
Music by Elmer Bernstein
Lyrics by Alan Alch
sung by male chorus
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First Really Tough, Gutsy American War Movie
26 September 2002 | by JakealopeSee 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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