Towards the end of the Second World War, Dr Ludwig Guttmann, a brisk refugee from Nazi Germany, arrives at Stoke Mandeville hospital in Buckinghamshire and is appalled to find the partially...
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Towards the end of the Second World War, Dr Ludwig Guttmann, a brisk refugee from Nazi Germany, arrives at Stoke Mandeville hospital in Buckinghamshire and is appalled to find the partially paralysed spinal patients heavily sedated and left to rot with bed sores. He immediately begins a new regime, disposing of old equipment and sedatives, bringing him into conflict with stern Sister Edwards and pompous consultant Cowan, as well as the patients. However the sister backs him when she realises he is treating her charges as people, not patients, talking to them and involving them in musical entertainments and sporting activity. Soon Whitehall are sending him all their spinal patients and, with visits to the pub and wheelchair sports taught by an army sergeant, he becomes the men's hero. With the war over Ludwig organizes national wheelchair sports competitions which will in turn lead to the establishment of the Paralympic games. An end title informs that in 1966, now a British citizen, ...Written by
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The title "The Best of Men" is a pun on Dr Guttmann's surname which means "good man" in German. See more »
The Bristol bus dates from 1949, 5 years later than the start of the drama. See more »
Dr. Ludwig Guttmann:
I cannot make it any plainer, William. If you do not look after yourself, your father will. Do you want that? If you don't decide what you want to do with your life, YOUR life, not your parents', then you will be an eternal child. If you do not find your voice and your balls, we will all have wasted our time. Do not ask me what you do now. Tell me.
Private William Heath:
I don't know.
Dr. Ludwig Guttmann:
Then I can't help you.
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Amazing movie about an even more amazing man!!!
As I try to find the words to accurately describe this incredible true story, I realized that I was at a loss for words. Dr. Guttmann was ahead of his time and a truely remarkable man. One of the best movie's I have seen.
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