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The Victors

  • Drama
  • 1963
  • Carl Foreman
  • 146 mins
  • X

Summary

Second World War epic starring George Hamilton and George Peppard, which chronicles the various adventures of an American infantry unit from the early days of the conflict to the fall of Berlin in 1945.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

After writing The Bridge on the River Kwai and writing/producing The Guns of Navarone, Carl Foreman was ready to make his big statement as a director. The result is this, one of the most ambitious war movies ever made, designed to show how war degrades people on all sides. A shot of victors and vanquished - both exhausted and looking like vagrants - rams home the point. Subtlety was never on Foreman's agenda and three hours of episodic hectoring and ironic twists of fate do get a bit wearisome. However, there are some stunning sequences such as a firing squad in the snow with Frank Sinatra's Have Yourself a Merry Christmas on the soundtrack.

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Credits

Cast

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Cpl TrowerGeorge Hamilton
Cpl ChaseGeorge Peppard
Sgt CraigEli Wallach
FrenchwomanJeanne Moreau
RegineRomy Schneider
MagdaMelina Mercouri
BakerVince Edwards
MariaRosanna Schiaffino
GroganJames Mitchum
French Lt CohnMaurice Ronet
EldridgeMichael Callan
WeaverPeter Fonda
DennisMervyn Johns
TrudiSenta Berger
HelgaElke Sommer
Russian soldierAlbert Finney
PriestAlf Kjellin

Crew

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DirectorCarl Foreman

Details

Formats
Black and white
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