Fred Zinnemann
USA 1950
85 min

Fred Zinnemann's sensitive film on the plight of paraplegic WWII veterans features Marlon Brando in his superbly moving screen debut. He plays Lt. Wilcheck, one of a group of veterans recovering in the paraplegic ward of a hospital in his hometown. Brando brings to the film the same kind of naturalness and spontaneity which had electrified Broadway. American audiences had never seen an actor of such range and power on film, nor one so willing to court their rejection in mining the darkest regions of his psyche for the sake of his craft. (Michael Costello)

  • Arthur Jurado - Angel Lopez
  • Marlon Brando - Ken Wilcheck
  • Teresa Wright - Ellen
  • Everett Sloane - Dr. Eugene Brock
  • Jack Webb - Norm Butler
  • Richard Erdman - Leo Doolin
  • Carl Foreman
  • Robert De Grasse
  • Jean L. Speak
  • Harry W. Gerstad
  • Dimitri Tiomkin
  • Edward G. Boyle
Stanley Kramer Productions

Paramount 5555 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90038, USA T +1 213 956 55 18

Universal Filmverleih Neubaugasse 1 1070 Wien T 1 523 46 31 17
35 mm
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