'The Men' After becoming a Broadway superstar at 23 in Tennessee Williams A Streetcar Named Desire, Marlon Brando came to Hollywood in this stirring 1950 drama directed by Fred Zinnemann. Brando gives a towering, intense performance as Bud, a young man who becomes a paraplegic after being shot in combat and who must learn to live without the use of his legs. Teresa Wright stars as his girlfriend. Brando prepared for his role by lying in bed for a month in a veterans hospital. Always the Method actor, he remained in his wheelchair during the production. The film also used real recovering vets 49 were from the Birmingham Veterans Administration Hospital. And Paralyzed Veterans Assn.s water polo and wheelchair basketball team members are also featured.