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Men Must Fight

Released Feb 17, 1933 1h 12m Sci-Fi List
Reviews 33% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
During World War I, military nurse Laura (Diana Wynyard) is planning to marry her soldier sweetheart, but he's killed in battle. Laura later weds Edward (Lewis Stone), an army officer, and vows to raise her son, Robert (Phillips Holmes), as a pacifist. By 1940, Robert is newly engaged, Edward has become secretary of state and the nation is again at war. Laura's sad past is revealed to Robert, and she urges pacifism on him, but his participation in the escalating conflict may be inevitable. Read More Read Less

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Don Q. Cine-Mundial Magnificently performed. [Full review in Spanish] Jan 13, 2021 Full Review Pare Lorentz Vanity Fair A genuinely wretched job. Jun 5, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member Stilted cautionary tale. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member amazing sci fi for its time 1933 but predicting WWII-fascinating Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis During World War I, military nurse Laura (Diana Wynyard) is planning to marry her soldier sweetheart, but he's killed in battle. Laura later weds Edward (Lewis Stone), an army officer, and vows to raise her son, Robert (Phillips Holmes), as a pacifist. By 1940, Robert is newly engaged, Edward has become secretary of state and the nation is again at war. Laura's sad past is revealed to Robert, and she urges pacifism on him, but his participation in the escalating conflict may be inevitable.
Director
Edgar Selwyn
Screenwriter
C. Gardner Sullivan
Distributor
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Production Co
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Genre
Sci-Fi
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Feb 17, 1933, Original
Runtime
1h 12m