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The Victors (1963)

 -  War | Drama  -  19 December 1963 (USA)
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Intelligent, sprawling saga of a squad of American soldiers, following them through Europe during World War II.

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Cast

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Baker (as Vincent Edwards)
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Russian Soldier
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Trower
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Magda
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French Woman
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Cpl. Chase
Maurice Ronet ...
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Maria
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Regine
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Helga
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Eldridge
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Weaver
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Grogan (as Jim Mitchum)
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Trudi
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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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DYNAMITE! - From the man who fired "The Guns of Navarone."

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19 December 1963 (USA)  »

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Die Sieger  »

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Trivia

Martin Sheen starred in The Execution of Private Slovik (1974), as the only American soldier to be executed for desertion since the Civil War. While the movie appears to depict the execution scene as happening during the Christmas season (singing of carols), in fact the execution occurred on 31 January 1945. 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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Referenced in A Message from Carl Foreman (1962) See more »

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Wedding March
in C major(uncredited)
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Arranged by John Cacavas
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A very stirring scene.
29 February 2000 | by (Auburn, Me) – See all my reviews

While not your standard WWII picture The Victors is comprised of short tales about a group of American GIs who slog their way from one spot in the European theater to another. One scene I found to be very powerful. It is a scene of an American GI being executed for desertion with the films background music being a Christmas carol. I took this to be the execution of Private Eddie Slovik who was the only American executed in the Second World War for desertion. It is viewed on the screen from a distance so there are no close up shots. I would recommend this film for the purpose of that one scene alone.


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