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Three Comrades (1938)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 3 June 1938 (USA)
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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Patricia Hollmann
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Otto Koster
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Alfons
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Breuer
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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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Drama | Romance

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Passed | See all certifications »
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3 June 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tres camaradas  »

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Budget:

$839,000 (estimated)
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(Turner library print)

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

James Stewart was considered for a role. See more »

Goofs

After Erich and Pat leave the bar after their first date, a moving shadow of the boom microphone can be seen on the walls of the buildings behind them, following them as they walk down the street. See more »

Quotes

Otto Koster: I'll drink to what I value most. The three of us. To us. Not from day to day now, but year to year.
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Connections

Referenced in Angels' Alley (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

Ach, wie ist's möglich dann
(uncredited)
(Treue Liebe)
Alte Volksweise
Written by Friedrich Kücken (1827) and Emmerich Freiherr von Hettersdorf (1812)
In the score throughout the film
Played on a record and sung in English by a chorus
Also sung a bit by Barbara Bedford accompanied on piano by Robert Taylor
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"There is fighting in the city...."
30 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yes, but between whom? THREE COMRADES is remembered today for it's classy acting by Margaret Sullivan, Robert Taylor, Robert Young, and Franchot Tone, for it's setting in Germany after World War I, and for it's screenplay, which is the closest thing to a complete movie script that F. Scott Fitzgerald ever wrote. Actually his original script has been published (about twenty five years ago), and shows it was far more outspoken in pinpointing politics than this film is. Hollywood, in 1938, was aware of the Nazis and of their racial and political policies, but they were also aware of the opposition to any type of open criticism of the right in Europe by the U.S. Congress. So Fitzgerald's script was toned down. His work is still pretty good, but one misses the bite he would have fully given if the script had not been tampered with. It does give a pretty good view of the political confusion and economic dislocation following the end of the World War, but for all an audience knows the fighting in the city might be over rival soccer teams!


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