UCLA Festival of Preservation: Anthony Mann’s MEN IN WAR

men in war

MEN IN WAR represents a pinnacle of achievement in both the war movie genre and for director Anthony Mann. In the early days of the Korean War, a cut-off platoon tries to get back to its battalion, as Mann’s mythic brother-against-brother theme is played out between a war-weary lieutenant (Robert Ryan), an opportunistic loner (Aldo Ray), and a strange, mute father figure (Robert Keith). From the opening tracking shot across a smoking wasteland, the terrain is established as a palpable, living force that has to be fought through inch by inch. “Stunningly shot . . .War on the ground has rarely been done much better than this.”—David Denby, The New Yorker. (104 mins.) 

Preservation funding provided by the Packard Humanities Institute. 

 

MEN IN WAR screens Friday, March 18 at 7pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum). The film is being presented as part of the touring UCLA Festival of Preservation series.

Tickets available online and at the door.

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