Left Header Right Header
Header 3a   Header Right End A Header Right End B Space
Header Left 3b
Movie Reviews Movie Trivia
FREE Membership MatchFlick Friday - Win Free DVDs

Member Login  [help]
Member Trends
 Top 10 List
 Exclusive Interviews
 Horror Club
 Zombie Club
Movie News
 Current News
 News Archives
Message Board
 Go To The Forum
Cool Statistics
 Member Stats
 Trivia Stats
Columns   [more]
 Another Great Ye...
 Some Guy Says Yo...
 Homage: Respect ...
 There's A Call F...
 Column Archives
Popular Movies  [more]
 World War Z
 Mission Impossible 4
 Twilight Breaking Dawn
Popular People  [more]
 Leonardo DiCaprio
 Megan Fox
 Tom Cruise
 Join for FREE
 About MatchFlick
 Privacy Policy
 Guess That Scene
 RSS Feeds
MatchFlick Member Reviews
The Men
1 review

review this movie

read all reviews

Movie Details

view all movie information
Directed By
Fred Zinnemann

Written By:
Carl Foreman

Marlon Brando, Teresa Wright, Everett Sloane, Jack Webb, Richard Erdman, Virginia Farmer, Dorothy Tree, Howard St. John, Cliff Clark, Ray Teal, Arthur Jurado, Nita Hunter, Patricia Joiner, John 'Skins' Miller, Marguerite Martin

Buy on DVD
The Men (1950)
email this review to a friend

Movie Review by Jessica Film Junkie
May 14th, 2007

Brando's Debut

A year before he caught the world's attention in 'A Streetcar Named Desire', Marlon Brando starred in this film about war veterans faced with life as a paraplegia.

The film is a little too factual and devoted to the idea of raising awareness and understanding than about having well drawn characters or plot, but Brando makes the best of the what he is given. He plays the role with the passion and intensity that would come to characterize him throughout history, even if it is a little rough around the edges. It is strange to see Brando is such a confining role, being such a physical actor, but it also proves the power of his talent.

The soul of this film is Teresa Wright (1942's 'Mrs. Miniver') as Brando's girlfriend. She shows the real pain of someone trying to love one who doesn't want to be loved and the pressure that the spouse of a paraplegic is under to make it seem as though nothing as changed despite the hard truth. Wright is understated in the wake of Brando, but without her supportive and touching performance the romance of this story would make no sense.

All in all, this is an important film that could have been better orchestrated, but nonetheless gives a voice to a crucial issue.

email this review to a friend

Comment on this Review:

Sorry, you must be a member to add comments to reviews.

Join or Login.

Bobby B
Dec 7, 2012 6:22 PM
Nice review.

Subscribe to MatchFlick Movie Reviews through RSS

  Terms of Use | Press | Contact Us
Partnership and Advertising Opportunities | Movie Database | Merchandise

©2004-2017 MatchFlick®. All rights reserved.

Web Analytics