Men in War (1957)

This a Covid-19 2020 minireview!

“You know, I feel sorry for you, Montana. You got nobody now but me.” – Lt. Benson

Number of Times Seen – 1 (10 Sep 2020)

Brief Synopsis – During the Korean War, an officer is given orders to take a hill from the enemy at all costs, but is that cost truly worth it.

Bottom Line – Powerful film about the futility of war. The characters payed by Robert Ryan and Aldo Ray are both great because they show some of the diverse opinions of soldiers within battle scenarios.  The story plays out really well and stays fascinating throughout. The actions scenes are shown quite realistically and that keeps things very poignant throughout because of the way they play them out.  The infighting between the characters works really well in helping establishing the different opinions on war. The characters are each developed quite well and help keep the story moving along with some nice surprises along the way. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – One of the best uses of the Malibu Creek State Park for exterior shots. The rocky hills passed for Korea so well that they were also used for the MASH film and television series years later. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)


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