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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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A Shattering Entertainment Experience! See more »

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War | Drama

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19 December 1963 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Sieger  »

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(Westrex Recording System)| (Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Carl Foreman signed Sophia Loren in April 1962, but an impending court case limited her availability and so he replaced her with Rosanna Schiaffino. 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

Opening credits prologue: ENGLAND, 1942 See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Jack O'Lantern
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Music by Roger-Roger
Chappell Recorded Music Library
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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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