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The Victors (1963)

Intelligent, sprawling saga of a squad of American soldiers, following them through Europe during World War II.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast

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Pvt. George Baker (as Vincent Edwards)
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Russian Soldier
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Cpl. Theodore Trower
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Magda
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French Woman
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Cpl. Frank Chase
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French Lieutenant
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Maria
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Regine
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Helga Metzger
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Eldridge
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Weaver
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Pvt. Robert Grogan (as Jim Mitchum)
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Trudi Metzger
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Storyline

War has no victors, only survivors. Killing destroys the killers as well as the killed; because it murders decency, self-respect and ultimately life itself. The story follows in the footsteps of a squad of young American solders from the early days of the Battle of Britain, through the fierce fighting in Italy and France, to the uneasy peace of Berlin. Written by alfiehitchie

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The most beautiful woman in the world meet the toughest fighting men in the world! See more »

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War | Drama

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19 December 1963 (USA)  »

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Die Sieger  »

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Steve McQueen turned down the lead role because he didn't want to get typecast in war movies. See more »

Goofs

"Psst! Feind hört mit" meaning "Shh! Enemy is listening" appears in a scene on a wall. Then it changes to incorrect "Psst! Feine hört mit". Then it changes to the correct first version again. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Craig: [to Corporal Chase in the hospital] Stupid idiot! Get outta here!
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Crazy Credits

Closing credits epilogue: "My subject is War, and the pity of War. The Poetry is in the pity. All a poet can do today is warn . . ." WILFRED OWEN Born March 18, 1893 Killed in France, November 4, 1918. See more »

Connections

Featured in Henry Fonda: The Man and His Movies (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

One Night of Love
(uncredited)
Music by Victor Schertzinger
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
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One of the best war movies
11 December 2004 | by (Manila) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie in a late spot more than 15 years ago and I hung onto its title. I've been looking for a copy of it since. The scene that I cannot forget was when Vince Edward's unit stumbled onto concentration camp prisoners escaping into the forest. One of the prisoners stop and vaguely making out the soldiers realize that these are not Germans. The prisoner approaches Vince Edwards, kneels and kisses Vince Edwards hand.

Regarding the ending, wasn't it a statement of how Germany caused two great countries to unite to defeat it and in the end caused the cold war. Remember, the American soldier was so angry because his German girl friend was raped by Russian soldiers. I don't think this is an antiwar movie. War movies aren't just about shooting and killing. They're about soldiers too.


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