GenreDrama ScreenplayCarl Foreman CountryUnited States
Release dateJuly 20, 1950 (1950-07-20) WriterCarl Foreman (story), Carl Foreman (screenplay) CastMarlon Brando (Ken Wilcheck/Bud), Teresa Wright (Elly Wilosek), Everett Sloane (Dr. Brock), Jack Webb (Norm), Richard Erdman (Leo), Arthur Jurado (Angel) Similar moviesJohanna, Patch Adams, Thank You for Smoking, Rocky II, Unknown, Talk to Her
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The Men is a 1950 American drama film directed by Fred Zinnemann, written by Carl Foreman, and starring Marlon Brando, Teresa Wright and Everett Sloane. Despite the film's commercial failure, it marked Brando’s film debut.
A World War II lieutenant is seriously injured in combat, and faces struggles as he attempts to re-enter society.
Marlon Brando as Ken
Teresa Wright as Ellen
Everett Sloane as Dr. Brock
Jack Webb as Norm
Richard Erdman as Leo
Arthur Jurado as Angel
Virginia Farmer as Nurse Robbins
Dorothy Tree as Ellen's Mother
Howard St. John as Ellen's Father
Upon release, The Men received generally positive reviews. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 70% critics have given the film a positive review, with a rating average of 7/10. Bosley Crowther of The New York Times gave the film a positive review and wrote: "Stern in its intimations of the terrible consequences of war, this film is a haunting and affecting, as well as a rewarding, drama to have at this time." Variety also gave a favorable review, and noted: "Producer Stanley Kramer turns to the difficult cinematic subject of paraplegics, so expertly treated as to be sensitive, moving and yet, withal, entertaining and earthy-humored."
The film is recognized by American Film Institute in these lists: