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.
Rotten Tomatoes:
102 min

Red Dog 2, calling Sunrise 6.

Come in, Sunrise 6.

This is Red Dog 2, calling Sunrise 6.

Come in, Sunrise 6.

Come in, Sunrise 6.

Red Dog 2, calling Sunrise 6.

Come in, Sunrise 6.

Come in, Sunrise 6. Come in!

Is it still there?

The hill? Yeah, it's still there.

Sure wish we were there.

Man, don't you ever

sleep lieutenant?

What do you want?

You told me to wake you at 0500.

Yeah, get battalion Headquarters.

I've been trying to get

battalion all morning,

I can't get nothing out

of that air but Korean.

We can't lose contact.

We're surrounded.

You gotta make contact.

Try it again.

Maybe we lost the Hill...

maybe there ain't no battalion...

maybe they're all dead.

No, they gotta answer.

Otherwise, we're all dead too.

Try it again.

Yes sir.

Red Dog 2, calling Sunrise 6.

Red Dog 2, calling Sunrise 6.

Come in, Sunrise 6.

Why don't you get some sleep?

Come in! Come in!

Hmm, must be going bats.

I swear I heard somebody out there near

the vine. You didn't hear nothing, did you?

Hey, come on, come on, wake up boy.

It's your turn, Hannon. You low bez!

I've been out there 4 hours.

I gotta get some sleep!

Come on boy! Here!

Here you are Irish, breakfast in bed!

Hey, come on, come on.



Stay down! Keep quiet!


Aah, the poor son of a...!

It's not a bullet hole, that's a knife or

bayonet. What were you doin' Lewis, sleepin'?

No, I was up on a bank. They must of

come around me. I didn't hear a thing.

Get his poncho and cover him up.

Hey, where's his poncho?

Where's his rifle?

He wouldn't lose his rifle!

That's why they jumped him. We're

short of men, we're short of guns.

They walked right through us. You

can't hear a thing. They're like cats.

He died just the same, though.

They must be all around us

and listening right now.

Cut it out Lewis! Cut it out!

Hold your fire!

Hold your fire!

You'll lose your head

Lewis, I need you!

Since our medic was killed,...

you and Riordan are the only

veterans I've got on this platoon.

I'm sorry.

Come on, get something to eat.

You think his...

folks might wanna have his glasses?

Lieutenant, we're gonna get out of this.

Aren't we lieutenant?

How you doin', Killian?

I'm not!

It's hopeless!

You can't fail me now, sergeant!

They told me you're the best

mechanic this side of the Hudson.

I told you that sir?

No kiddin' lieutenant. The

drive shaft's gone. Busted!

Aah, then we are really cooked.

The battalion said to get the hill 465...

on the double.

What's the hurry? It's a long war.

It seems we took a beating yesterday

the other side of the Naktong river...

they murdered us with

their regiment of tanks.

The whole division retreated

before we got here on the flanks.

We're surrounded!

We got to get to that hill

before we're cut off for good.

- You mean, division's back there?

- Division is where?

Hill 465.

The only place we are gonna

hold the peninsula...

and we are gonna hold it.

This a... this can't be fixed, ha?

No chance sir.

All right Davis, unload the truck. Be

sure you get all the ammo. Parcel it up.

Each man carries his share.

It's too much lieutenant. How far

can we march with a load like that?

All the way to Hill 465.

Sir, that stuff'll break our backs!

You can fix a broken back,

but you gotta be alive to do it.

For God sake work fast and quietly.

This place is crawling with the enemy.

Yes sir.

Killian, when Davis is through,

you run the gas out

and set fire to it.

Burn everything we can't carry.

Get Zwickley to help you.

Zwickley? He's sick sir.


This war you're either healthy, or dead.

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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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