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The Men

4

Having electrified Broadway in the late-'40s stage production of A Streetcar Named Desire, in 1950 Brando made this his screen debut because he admired Carl Foreman's sympathetic script. Even though it's a conventional movie very much of its time (a typical Stanley Kramer `message picture'), Brando's radical and unswerving application of The Method instantly began to revolutionise the nature of screen acting itself.

Even 54 years later, he's simply mesmerising as a World War Two vet left paralysed by a bullet in the back - struggling with his girlfriend (Teresa Wright), doctor and fellow paraplegics as they encourage him to overcome his self-pity, pain, rage and fear.

Film Details

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  • UK Theatrical Release Date: January 10th 2005

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