USA Today - 01/02/2004
"Marlon Brando remains explosive in his screen debut."
Entertainment Weekly - 07/16/2004
"Brando makes the most of his immobility, letting his character's bitterness and anger grow..."
Premiere - 10/01/2004
"Brando is remarkable..."
Brando made his film debut in this finely acted drama in which he portrays an ex-G.I. who was seriously wounded during the war. As the result of his injuries, the crippled soldier becomes increasingly bitter, and almost loses his very will to live. Academy Award Nominations: Best Story and Screenplay.
With the assistance of veterans hospital staff and their loved ones, three men paralyzed in combat during World War II struggle to come to terms with their condition.
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"The Men" was Marlon Brando's film debut, following his success in the stage production of "A Streetcar Named Desire."
Named one of the 10 Best Films of 1950 by the National Board of Review.
Additional cast: Nita Hunter (as Dolores), Patricia Joiner (Laverne), John Miller (Mr. Doolin), Cliff Clark (Dr. Kameran), and Marguerite Martin (Angel's mother).
Filmed on location at the Birmingham Veterans Administration Hospital in Los Angeles.