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Young Lions (1958)

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Format: DVD
Sku: 40679559
UPC: 024543025412
UPC 14: 00024543025412
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A study of WWII involving two U.S. Soldiers and a nazi officer.
Editor's 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.


Video Features DVD, Sensormatic, No Longer Produced

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/13/2008
Video Play Time Running Time: 167 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1958
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2002541
Video UPC UPC: 00024543025412
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English, French Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: B&W

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Maximilian Schell
Video Cast Info Marlon Brando
Video Cast Info Hope Lange
Video Cast Info May Britt
Video Cast Info Dean Martin
Video Cast Info Montgomery Clift
Video Cast Info Barbara Rush
Video Cast Info Lee Van Cleef
Video Cast Info Irwin Shaw - Source Writer
Video Cast Info Lyle Wheeler - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Hugo Friedhofer - Composer
Video Cast Info Edward Anhalt - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Dorothy Spencer - Editor
Video Cast Info Joseph MacDonald - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Al Lichtman - Producer
Video Cast Info Edward Dmytryk - Director
Plot 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.

Professional Reviews

USA Today
"...The movie saved Martin's career....The Clift-Martin relationship still clicks..." 11/09/2001 p.4E

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Brando,Marlon
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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