D'Homme aHommes (1948)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 112 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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This Christian-Jaque production was originally released in France as D'Homme a Hommes. Told in flashback, this is the story of 19th-century humanitarian Henri Dunant, who, appalled by the slaughter in the Battle of Solferino, organizes the International Red Cross. Opposed at every turn by the military powers-that-be, Dunant finally triumphs over chauvinism, stupidity and ignorance. Jean Louis Barrault stars as Dunant, while Bernard Blier fulfills the usual "best friend/severest critic" obligations. The Man to Men is at its best in the battle scenes, some of the most disturbingly realistic of their kind.