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All the Young Men (1960)

Approved | | Action, Drama, War | 26 August 1960 (USA)
During the Korean War,a platoon leader dies leaving his inexperienced black sergeant in charge of his squad of belligerent and racist white men.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sgt. Kincaid
... Sgt. Eddie Towler
... Pvt. Cotton
... Pvt. Wade, Medic
... Cpl. Crane
... Maya (as Ana St. Clair)
... Pvt. Bracken
... Pvt. Casey (as Dick Davalos)
Lee Kinsolving ... Pvt. Dean
Joseph Gallison ... Pvt. Jackson (as Joe Gallison)
Paul Baxley ... Pvt. Lazitech
... Lt. Earl D. Toland
... Cho
Mario Alcalde ... Hunter
... Korean Woman
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During the Korean War, the lieutenant in charge of a Marine rifle platoon is killed in battle. Before he dies, he places the platoon's sergeant, who's black, in charge. The sergeant figures on having trouble with two men in his platoon: a private who has much more combat experience than he does, and a racist Southerner who doesn't like blacks in the first place and has no intention of taking orders from one. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Spit out what's on your filthy little mind ... and then take your orders from me ! See more »

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All the Fine Young Men  »

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Jeffrey Hunter was considered for the co-starring role and Stuart Whitman was also considered for a part. See more »

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In several scenes a Chinese soldier was shooting a German WWII MP40 also known as a Schmeisser submachine gun. A Russian or a Chinese copy of a Russian weapon would have been used. See more »

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Featured in Med krut i nävarna (1969) See more »

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Oh When the Saints
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Was this an action or anti-war film?
29 February 2000 | by See all my reviews

It seems that most war films about the Korean War during the time this one was made struggled to get their message across. They wanted to show action like all war pictures but also wanted to convey an anti-war message without being openly blatant about it. This picture while often times sluggish has some good moments in it. Comedian Mort Sahl gets a scene where he's allowed to do what he does best, semi-sarcastic comedy. All in all it's not an overly bad war film but it's not one of the better ones either. Former heavyweight champion Ingemar Johansson who hailed from Sweden has a role in this movie.


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