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The Young Lions (2-Apr-1958)

Director: Edward Dmytryk

Writer: Edward Anhalt

From novel: The Young Lions by Irwin Shaw

Keywords: Drama, WWII

The lives of three very different men change dramatically as soldiers in WWII: Marlon Brando is Christian Diestl, ski instructor slowly turned inhuman by the Nazi war machine; Montgomery Clift is Noah Ackerman, a shy Jewish private in the American army who finds courage; and Dean Martin is Michael Whiteacre, actor with a desk job who decides to fight. Also Maximilian Schell's first role in an American film, serving as Brando's ruthless captain. Though not nearly as anti-war as Erwin Shaw's novel, that message still comes through. Received 3 Oscar nominations including Best Cinematography and Best Dramatic Score.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Parley Baer
5-Aug-1914 22-Nov-2002 Chester on Gunsmoke radio
Marlon Brando
3-Apr-1924 1-Jul-2004 A Streetcar Named Desire
May Britt
22-Mar-1933   The Young Lions
Montgomery Clift
17-Oct-1920 23-Jul-1966 From Here to Eternity
Arthur Franz
29-Feb-1920 17-Jun-2006 The Sniper
Hope Lange
28-Nov-1931 19-Dec-2003 Peyton Place
Dean Martin
7-Jun-1917 25-Dec-1995 Member of Rat Pack
Liliane Montevecchi
13-Oct-1932   King Creole
Herbert Rudley
22-Mar-1910 9-Sep-2006 Herb Hubbard on The Mothers-in-Law
Barbara Rush
4-Jan-1927   The Young Philadelphians
Maximilian Schell
8-Dec-1930 1-Feb-2014 Judgment at Nuremberg
Lee Van Cleef
9-Jan-1925 16-Dec-1989 The Good, The Bad and the Ugly


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