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Product Overview

A study of WWII involving two U.S. Soldiers and a nazi officer.

Specifications

Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40679559
UPC 024543025412
UPC 14 00024543025412
Format DVD
Keywords
Character Study
Recommended
Theatrical Release
World War II
Editors Note
Note Director Edward Dmytryk's sprawling, ambitious WWII drama, based on the acclaimed Irwin Shaw novel, stars Marlon Brando as Christian, a German ski instructor who idealistically joins Hitler's army, fights in the North African desert, and gradually loses faith in his country and humanity in general. Parallel stories take place across the Atlantic, as a tipsy Broadway star (Dean Martin) wrestles with his conscience and cowardice, since his connections keep him out of the draft. Another thread follows sensitive Jewish draftee Noah (Montgomery Clift) as he encounters anti-Semitism both from his fellow G.I.s and the parents of the girl he loves (Hope Lange). Eventually, all three men meet near the end of the war in the most tragic circumstances. ^The film suffers from a somewhat rambling, episodic structure, but is more than redeemed by great black-and-white photography and the superb performances of the three leads. Brando looks great, and his German accent is a delight; Clift brilliantly conveys his trademark anguish as Noah. As for Martin, this was his first big dramatic role after leaving comic partner Jerry Lewis, and his performance amazed an initially doubtful public. He was a hit, as was the film.
Plot Summary
Summary A handsome German ski instructor turned Nazi, a forlorn and romantic American Jew, and a Broadway playboy all meet before the Second World War and then again during the war in this classic drama.
Reviews
USA Today "...The movie saved Martin's career....The Clift-Martin relationship still clicks..." 11/09/2001 p.4E
Directors
Edward Dmytryk
Actors
Marlon Brando
Dean Martin
Montgomery Clift
Cast & Crew
Maximilian Schell - Star
Marlon Brando - Star
Hope Lange - Star
May Britt - Star
Dean Martin - Star
Montgomery Clift - Star
Barbara Rush - Star
Lee Van Cleef - Star
Irwin Shaw - Source Writer
Lyle Wheeler - Production Designer
Hugo Friedhofer - Composer
Edward Anhalt - Screenwriter
Dorothy Spencer - Editor
Joseph MacDonald - Director of Photography
Al Lichtman - Producer
Edward Dmytryk - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1958
Catalog ID 2002541
UPC 00024543025412
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 167 minutes
Color B&W
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed
Features
DVD, Sensormatic, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Brando,Marlon
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
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