Men in War

Men in War (1957)

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Directed by: Anthony Mann

Starring: Aldo Ray, Phillip Pine, Robert Keith, Robert Ryan

Genres: Drama, War

Factual error: The Sergeant reminds the Lieutenant it is 0500 hours, but the scene shows a very bright mid-day, not early morning.

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Continuity mistake: The helmet on the sleeping soldier moves from partially covering his face to covering it entirely just before Sergeant Lewis shakes him.

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Factual error: The G.I.s are an army unit, but are wearing United States Marine Corps uniforms.

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Continuity mistake: Sgt. Killian is wearing his helmet, but when the North Korean soldier kills him from behind, his helmet is on the ground.

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Continuity mistake: After Sgt. Killian is killed, his body is off the road on an embankment and his helmet at his feet. Lieutenant Benson finds Killian's helmet about three feet onto the road and Killian's body nowhere near it.

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Continuity mistake: The flowers Sgt. Killian places in his helmet's netting change from fresh to wilted several times as the scenes change.

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Audio problem: The Sergeant is calling "Sunrise 6" on his radio hand mic, then tucks away the mic to scan the mountain with binoculars, but his voice is still calling Sunrise 6.

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Revealing mistake: A blank firing adaptor (BFA) is visible on the muzzle as the men set up the .30 caliber machinegun.

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Factual error: Montana introduces himself as Sergeant First Class Montana, but his helmet and sleeve insignia shows the rank of Staff Sergeant.

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Lt. Benson: You know, I feel sorry for you, Montana. You got nobody now but me.

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Trivia: A young Vic Morrow plays a green soldier in this film. A few years later he will be leading his own squad as a veteran sergeant in the TV series "Combat."

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