Life currently has a couple of galleries on the legendary Marlon Brando, circa 1950, as he was preparing for his role in The Men.  The Fred Zinnemann film centered on a World War II lieutenant who is injured in combat and returns home in a wheelchair, where he faces a struggle to cope with his new life.  It was written by Carl Foreman (Champion, Home of the Brave), and although it wasn’t a commercial success, it is notable for being Brando’s film debut.

There are two Brando galleries, which you can find here and here.  The first is of his on-set preparations for The Men, and the second is of never-before-seen portraits shot by photographer Margaret Bourke-White from the Life archives.  Both are to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Brando’s film debut.  Click over and enjoy.