When a lieutenant is mortally wounded in a winter ambush that decimates his platoon, he passes command to the highest ranking survivor, Sergeant Towler, a black man. However, all of the other men left alive are white. Towler feels that Private Kincaid, an ex-sergeant with 11 years of experience (demoted for doing things his way), is better suited for command, but the lieutenant orders him to take charge and complete their vital mission: to take and hold a farmhouse strategically positioned in a mountain pass for the advance of their battalion. After the lieutenant dies, Southerner Private Bracken initially refuses to take orders from Towler, but Towler forces him, at gunpoint, to back down. With their radio not working, Towler leads ten healthy survivors and a badly wounded Private Casey on a stretcher to their objective. As they warily approach the farmhouse, one soldier spots someone inside and throws a grenade, which wounds a Korean woman. The only other occupants are her young son and her adult, part-French daughter Maya. Kincaid and some of the others want to leave before the enemy attacks, but Towler keeps them there.

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All the Young Men (1960)

War/Action/Drama · 1h 22m · 8/26/1960

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When a lieutenant is mortally wounded in a winter ambush that decimates his platoon, he passes command to the highest ranking survivor, Sergeant Towler, a black man. However, all of the other men left alive are white. Towler feels that Private Kincaid, an ex-sergeant with 11 years of experience (demoted for doing things his way), is better suited for command, but the lieutenant orders him to take charge and complete their vital mission: to take and hold a farmhouse strategically positioned in a mountain pass for the advance of their battalion. After the lieutenant dies, Southerner Private Bracken initially refuses to take orders from Towler, but Towler forces him, at gunpoint, to back down. With their radio not working, Towler leads ten healthy survivors and a badly wounded Private Casey on a stretcher to their objective. As they warily approach the farmhouse, one soldier spots someone inside and throws a grenade, which wounds a Korean woman. The only other occupants are her young son and her adult, part-French daughter Maya. Kincaid and some of the others want to leave before the enemy attacks, but Towler keeps them there.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Companies

Ladd Enterprises, Jaguar Productions

Budget

$1,000,000

Revenue

$2,000,000
Cast
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Alan Ladd

Sgt. Kincaid
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Chris Seitz

Marine (uncredited)
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Morgan Roberts

Marine (uncredited)
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Sidney Poitier

Sgt. Eddie Towler
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James Darren

Pvt. Cotton
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Glenn Corbett

Pvt. Wade, Medic
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Mort Sahl

Cpl. Crane
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Ana María Lynch

Maya (as Ana St. Clair)
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Paul Richards

Pvt. Bracken
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Richard Davalos

Pvt. Casey (as Dick Davalos)
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Lee Kinsolving

Pvt. Dean
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Joseph Gallison

Pvt. Jackson (as Joe Gallison)
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Paul Baxley

Pvt. Lazitech
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Charles Quinlivan

Lt. Earl D. Toland
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Michael Davis

Cho
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Mario Alcalde

Hunter
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Marie Tsien

Korean Woman
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Ingemar Johansson

Pvt. Torgil
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Pat Colby

Marine (uncredited)
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Steve Drexel

Marine (uncredited)
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Jack McCall

Marine (uncredited)
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Leonard Mountain Chief

Marine (uncredited)
Crew
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Hall Bartlett

Writer
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Hall Bartlett

Director
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