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Three Comrades (1938)

Passed  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  3 June 1938 (USA)
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A love story centered around the lives of three young German soldiers in the years following World War I. Their close friendship is strengthened by their shared love for the same woman who ... See full summary »

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A love story centered around the lives of three young German soldiers in the years following World War I. Their close friendship is strengthened by their shared love for the same woman who is dying of tuberculosis. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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A Tribute To Live That You'll Carry Thru Life! See more »

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3 June 1938 (USA)  »

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Tres camaradas  »

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(Turner library print)

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This was F. Scott Fitzgerald's only screenwriting credit. See more »

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Referenced in Angels' Alley (1948) See more »

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The Comrade Song
(1938) (uncredited)
Music by Franz Waxman
Lyrics by Bob Wright and Chet Forrest
Sung by Robert Taylor, Franchot Tone and Robert Young
Reprised by those three with Margaret Sullavan
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Margaret Sullavan Luminous in a Borzage Classic
26 January 2004 | by (Ottawa) – See all my reviews

"Three Comrades" is one of Frank Borzage's most poignant and memorable love stories.

Based on the novel by Erich Maria Remarque on post-World War I Germany, it concerns three war veterans - Robert Taylor, Franchot Tone, and Robert Young

  • returning to Berlin on the brink of Nazism and poverty. They share the


love of one woman played by Margaret Sullavan who provides them with hope and eternal transcendence.

"Three Comrades" is less emotionally gripping than Borzage's other anti-Nazi films starring Sullavan - "Little Man What Now?"(1934) & "The Mortal Storm"(1940) - but it is imbued with a tender, soft-focus romantic aura and Borzage's characteristic signature, the redemptive powers of love.

Like her role in Borzage's "Little Man", Sullavan is extraordinarily luminous and touching. Aside from Borzage's ethereal touch, I think she is the one that makes the film truly memorable and poignant. The final moment is particularly priceless.


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