Men in War (1957)

Men in War




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Anthony Mann, best known for his intelligent Westerns and hard-boiled crime films, directed this unflinching look at the realities of war set against the backdrop of the Korean conflict. Lt. Mark Benson (Robert Ryan) is the leader of a platoon that has just been given orders to advance to Hill 465, where they are to join awaiting troops and advance on the territory. While Benson and his men are weary, they have little choice but to comply. Needing a transport for their weapons, Benson and his … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Philip Yordan, Ben Maddow
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On DVD: Apr 15, 2014
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as Lt. Mark Benson

as Sgt. Joseph (Montana...

as Colonel

as Zwickley

as Riordan

as Killian

as Sam Davis

as Meredith

as Ackerman

as Christensen

as Penelli

as Korean Sniper

as Haines
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Critic Reviews for Men in War

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5)

Time has proved its unassuming, unadorned craftsmanship - and Ryan's understanding of men pushed to the edge, never asking for an audience's sympathy, only our awareness.

Full Review… | July 2, 2015
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

War on the ground has rarely been done much better than this.

Full Review… | October 28, 2008
New Yorker
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One of the best of the lost patrol movies, set in Korea in 1950, bleakly anti-heroic and prefiguring Milestone's Pork Chop Hill in the bitter irony of its climactic assault on a hill.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The screen play by Philip Yordan and the direction of Anthony Mann are made up largely of previous war-film indications of human behavior that mean little when repeated so many times.

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
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Full Review… | February 11, 2009
Top Critic

Grim, harsh, stunningly shot, Mann's Korean War drama is one of the best samplers of its genre.

Full Review… | August 25, 2012

Audience Reviews for Men in War

change of pace expertly handled by director anthony mann ('johnny guitar" also i love the scoring of this movie esp the most effective use of the xylophone!

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