Men in War

Synopsis: In Korea, on 6 September 1950, Lieutenant Benson's platoon finds itself isolated in enemy-held territory after a retreat. Soon they are joined by Sergeant Montana, whose overriding concern is caring for his catatonic colonel. Benson and Montana can't stand each other, but together they must get the survivors to Hill 465, where they hope the division is waiting. It's a long, harrowing march, fraught with all the dangers the elusive enemy can summon. Who will survive?
Genre: Drama, War
Director(s): Anthony Mann
Production: All Channel Films
  1 nomination.
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102 min

sir, but I got a situation here.


Can't you take a hint man? Don't you see,

the colonel can't be bothered with you.

Gotta get back to Hill

465, about 15 miles.

Our truck is wreck and with the

load we get, we can't make it.

If we had this jeep, we could

get where we're needed.

You got a cigarette?

For the colonel.

- What's the matter with him?

- Nothing.

- Was he hurt?

- He doesn't wanna talk to you, that's all.

It's nothing in regulations says that the

colonel has to talk to four-bit lieutenant!

All right, sergeant.

Get out of there.

I take my orders from the colonel, sir.

Turn off that motor.

I guess I can't do two

things at once, ha?

Now get out of that jeep.

State your name and rank!

Name's Montana, rank is

sergeant First class.

- Where is your outfit?

- Who knows?

Why'd you get lost?

Lost? Who's lost? I'm not lost!

They're lost, not me!

- What happened?

- We got clobered the other side of Naktong.

400 wiped out. I said, I gotta get myself

out of here, they are trying to kill me.

The Naktong river is 40 miles from here.

Where do you think you're going?

We licked the war's over, the

colonel and me are going home.

My wife and three kids

might agree with you.

But not yet sergeant,

not quite yet.

What the hell is this?

He get spells, I didn't

want him to fall out.

He's sick, ha?

He's alright, leave him alone!

We're gonna take the jeep.

You can't! I got to

get him to Pusan.

Can't you see he's shaking up?

A mine blew up next to him.

Don't you see the way he is?

He's hurt inside his skull.

But he'll be alright as soon

as I get him to a hospital.

Montana, lower that gun.

I know how you feel

about your colonel.

He's one man, we're 17.

It's a colonel's jeep.

We tag him along.

Better get that cigarette.

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Philip Yordan

Philip Yordan (April 1, 1914 – March 24, 2003) was an American screenwriter of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s who also produced several films. He was also known as a highly regarded script doctor. Born to Polish immigrants, he earned a bachelor's degree at the University of Illinois and a law degree at Chicago-Kent College of Law. more…

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