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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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Baker (as Vincent Edwards)
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Russian Soldier
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French Woman
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Cpl. Chase
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Regine
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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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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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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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Connections

References Little Miss Marker (1934) See more »

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Victors
(uncredited)
Music by Trevor Duncan
Boosey & Hawkes Music Ltd
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Intelligent, powerful and very politically incorrect
30 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this the first day it came out in 1964 and among the strange and memorable (if episodic) vignettes was this brief bit toward the end with this 12 year-old German boy visiting the tents of the American soldiers. It's pouring rain and the men are in their tents and this little blond kid goes into one of the tents. He comes flying out the door a minute later, having been thrown out apparently, by an angered, and cursing G.I. Another soldier reproaches the angry G.I., saying "What's the matter with you?" and the G.I. answers "Did you see what he tried to do to me?" The boy, picking himself out of the mud, yells back at him "The Russians didn't mind!" I was a teenager so I was a bit scandalized by this and mentioned it to my friends. But when they saw the movie a few weeks later - they told me that scene was gone. When I took my girlfriend to see it the following week - it was indeed gone. I had no idea at the time the movie had been recalled and re-cut, and I couldn't figure out why I would imagine a scene like that if it hadn't existed. Now I know I actually saw it (and other scenes that promptly disappeared). I wonder where the original print is.


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