The Men

The Men

Director: Fred Zinnemann Cast: Marlon Brando, Teresa Wright, Everett Sloane
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The Men

Fred Zinnemann's sensitive film on the plight of paraplegic WWII veterans features Marlon Brando in his superbly moving screen debut. He plays Lt. Bud Wilozek, one of a group of veterans recovering in the paraplegic ward of a hospital in his hometown. His former fiancée, Ellen (Theresa Wright), explains to his physician, Dr. Brock (Everett Sloane), her concern about his isolation and apparent depression since he has broken their engagment and refuses to see her. He counsels her to be patient, but when he decides to broach the issue with Bud, the embittered patient reacts angrily to the doctor's intrusiveness, and continues to refuse to see Ellen. The doctor cajoles the withdrawn paraplegic into the life of the ward, where fellow patients Richard Erdman, Jack Webb, and Arthur Jurado begin to pull Bud out of his spiritual miasma. At length, his sense of hope starts to return, and after seeing Ellen for the first time in months, he begins to contemplate the possibility of marriage. Zinnemann and screenwriter Carl Foreman spent a month in a veteran's hospital researching the film, and Brando lived in the paraplegic unit for a time as part of his preparation.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/30/2013
UPC: 0887090061803
Original Release: 1950
Rating: NR
Source: Olive Films
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:27:00
Sales rank: 45,676

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marlon Brando Ken
Teresa Wright Ellen Wilozek
Everett Sloane Dr. Brock
Jack Webb Norm
Richard Erdman Leo
Arthur Jurado Angel
Virginia Farmer Nurse Robbins
Dorothy Tree Ellen's Mother
Howard St. John Ellen's Father
Nita Hunter Dolores
Patricia Joiner Laverne
Cliff Clark Dr. Kameran
Ray Teal Man at Bar
Margarita Martin Angel's Mother
John Hamilton Justice of the peace
DeForest Kelley Actor
John Miller Mr. Doolin

Technical Credits
Fred Zinnemann Director
Edward Boyle Set Decoration/Design
Robert de Grasse Cinematographer
Carl Foreman Original Story,Screenwriter
Harry Gerstad Editor
George Glass Associate Producer
Stanley Kramer Producer
Gus Norin Makeup
Rudolph Sternad Production Designer
Dimitri Tiomkin Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision

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