A fantastic film, and a very important one, based on the story of Carl Foreman (who’s screenplay was nominated for an Oscar). Actors and and real veterans portray men/soldiers, who were injured during war. Everyone especially Marlon Brando, who plays Ken and is paralyzed below the waist, gave a superb performance.
I could quote the whole film, there are just so many good moments! They know they will never walk again, but that doesn’t hold them from living their lives. They joke around with the doctors, with the nursers and make fun of each other. Of course there are also the sad and depressing moments, i.e. when they realize they will never have children, or their wives want to get divorced, they stop loving themselves and hate the fact they need help from others. I’d say “The Men” is a classic everyone can watch, even if it’s just to see Marlon Brando (who allegedly lay in a bed in a veterans’ hospital for a month to to prepare for his role as paraplegic) at the beginning of his wonderful career.
Part 1 of th film: