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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
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French Lieutenant
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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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War | Drama

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19 December 1963 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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Jack O'Lantern
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A forgotten War Classic
30 June 2005 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie in 1984. And, try as I might, I have never been able to see it again. It is not available on video (why???) and it seldom plays on television.

More is the shame. We should scream for its imminent release on DVD.

The cast itself is impressive enough: Eli Wallach, George Peppard, Elke Sommer, Peter Fonda...

Still, just try to find it on video.

The movie is of the "War is Hell" genre. It makes some unpleasant watching, long long before "Saving Pvt Ryan" came to the silver screen. And it has a few moments of humor. As a series of vignettes -- each of them memorable -- it is a true masterpiece, as each vignette is a story told and enclosed in and of itself.

The movie builds to a very memorable ending, one I haven't yet forgotten 21 years since the last time I saw it.


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