Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
Writers: Francis Ford Coppola; Edmund H. North
Based on a book: Patton: Ordeal and Triumph by Ladislas Farago
Music: Jerry Goldsmith
Producer: Frank McCarthy
Keywords: Drama, Biography, WWII, Nazis
Biopic of the most controversial general in American history, the hotheaded, arrogant, unpredictable yet unmistakably brilliant George S. Patton; his passion is for war and not ideology. Won seven Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (turned down by George C. Scott), and Best Screenplay; received three additional nominations including Best Cinematography and Best Original Score.
|George C. Scott|| ... Gen. George S. Patton, Jr.|
|Karl Malden|| ... Gen. Omar N. Bradley|
|Michael Bates|| ... Field Marshal Sir Bernard Law Montgomery|
|Edward Binns|| ... Maj. Gen. Walter Bedell Smith|
|Lawrence Dobkin|| ... Col. Gaston Bell|
|John Doucette|| ... Maj. Gen. Lucian K. Truscott|
|James Edwards|| ... Sgt. William George Meeks|
|Frank Latimore|| ... Lt. Col. Henry Davenport|
|Richard Muench|| ... Col. Gen. Alfred Jodl|
|Morgan Paull|| ... Capt. Richard N. Jenson|
|Siegfried Rauch|| ... Capt. Oskar Steiger|
|Paul Stevens|| ... Lt. Col. Charles R. Codman|
|Michael Strong|| ... Brig. Gen. Hobart Carver|
|Karl Michael Vogler|| ... Field Marshal Erwin Rommel|
|Stephen Young|| ... Capt. Chester B. Hansen|
|Abraxas Aaran|| ... Willy|
|Peter Barkworth|| ... Col. John Welkin|
|John Barrie|| ... Air Vice-Marshal Sir Arthur Coningham|
|David Bauer|| ... Lt. Gen. Harry Buford|
|Tim Considine|| ... Soldier Who Gets Slapped|
|Albert Dumortier|| ... Moroccan Minister|
|Gerald Flood|| ... Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder|
|Jack Gwillim|| ... Gen. Sir Harold Alexander|
|David Healy|| ... Clergyman|
|Bill Hickman|| ... Gen. Patton's Driver|
|Sandy Kevin|| ... Correspondent|
|Cary Loftin|| ... Gen. Bradley's Driver|
|Alan MacNaughtan|| ... British Briefing Officer|
|Lionel Murton|| ... Third Army Chaplain|
|Clint Ritchie|| ... Tank Captain|
|Douglas Wilmer|| ... Maj. Gen. Francis de Guingand|
|Patrick J. Zurica|| ... 1st Lt. Alexander Stiller|
Review by Dave Meloche (posted on 26-Mar-2005)
I remember old "blood & Guts" from WWII and he was always my "hero".
The movie traces his taking command of the Army in Africa, after the debacle of Kasserine Pass, where the German General Erwin Rommel convincingly beat the American Army in the first encounter between the Allied troops and the Wermacht.
The movie is a rather accurate portrayal of Patton by George C. Scott.
Scott did such a convincing portrayal of Patton, I cannot conceive another actor playing that role with any of George's credibility.
If you are a Patton fan, you owe it to yourself to watch this movie.
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