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Patton -- The World War II phase of the controversial American general's career is depicted.

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Writers:
Francis Ford Coppola (screen story and screenplay) and
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Release Date:
2 April 1970 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The World War II phase of the career of the controversial American general, George S. Patton. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won 7 Oscars. Another 18 wins & 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Scott Delivers Memorable Performance See more (233 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

George C. Scott ... General George S. Patton Jr.

Karl Malden ... General Omar N. Bradley

Stephen Young ... Captain Chester B. Hansen

Michael Strong ... Brigadier General Hobart Carver
Carey Loftin ... General Bradley's Driver (as Cary Loftin)
Albert Dumortier ... Moroccan Minister
Frank Latimore ... Lieutenant Colonel Henry Davenport

Morgan Paull ... Captain Richard N. Jenson
Karl Michael Vogler ... Field Marshal Erwin Rommel

Bill Hickman ... General Patton's Driver
Pat Zurica ... First Lieutenant Alexander Stiller (as Patrick J. Zurica)
James Edwards ... Sergeant William George Meeks
Lawrence Dobkin ... Colonel Gaston Bell
David Bauer ... Lieutenant General Harry Buford
John Barrie ... Air Vice-Marshal Sir Arthur Coningham
Richard Münch ... Colonel General Alfred Jodl (as Richard Muench)
Siegfried Rauch ... Captain Oskar Steiger

Michael Bates ... Field Marshal Sir Bernard Law Montgomery
Paul Stevens ... Lieutenant Colonel Charles R. Codman
Gerald Flood ... Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder

Jack Gwillim ... General Sir Harold Alexander

Edward Binns ... Major General Walter Bedell Smith

Peter Barkworth ... Colonel John Welkin
Lionel Murton ... Third Army Chaplain
David Healy ... Clergyman
Sandy McPeak ... Correspondent (as Sandy Kevin)
Douglas Wilmer ... Major General Francis de Guingand

John Doucette ... Major General Lucian K. Truscott

Tim Considine ... Soldier Who Gets Slapped
Abraxas Aaran ... Willy
Clint Ritchie ... Tank Captain
Alan MacNaughton ... British Briefing Officer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Florencio Amarilla ... Soldier (uncredited)

Brandon Brady ... Lieutenant Young (uncredited)

Charles Dennis ... Soldier (uncredited)
Paul Frees ... Voice (voice) (uncredited)
Dolores Judson ... Knustford Welcome Club Dignitary (uncredited)
Billy Kearns ... Officer Callagher (uncredited)
Hellmut Lange ... Major Dorian von Haarenwege (uncredited)
Bruce Rhodewalt ... Cynical Wounded Soldier (uncredited)
Lowell Thomas ... Himself - Movietone News Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Harry Towb ... American GI Cook (uncredited)

Directed by
Franklin J. Schaffner 
 
Writing credits
Francis Ford Coppola (screen story and screenplay) and
Edmund H. North (screen story and screenplay)

Ladislas Farago  based on factual material from "Patton: Ordeal and Triumph" and
Omar N. Bradley  based on factual material from: "A Soldier's Story"

Produced by
Frank Caffey .... associate producer
Frank McCarthy .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith 
 
Cinematography by
Fred J. Koenekamp (director of photography) (as Fred Koenekamp)
 
Film Editing by
Hugh S. Fowler (film editor) (as Hugh Fowler)
 
Casting by
Michael McLean (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Urie McCleary 
Gil Parrondo  (as Gil Parrando)
 
Set Decoration by
Antonio Mateos 
Pierre-Louis Thévenet  (as Pierre-Louis Thevenet)
 
Makeup Department
Del Acevedo .... makeup artist
Daniel C. Striepeke .... makeup supervisor (as Dan Striepeke)
 
Production Management
Francisco Day .... unit production manager
Eduardo García Maroto .... unit production manager (as Eduardo G. Maroto)
Tadeo Villalba .... unit production manager
Francisco Ariza .... production manager (uncredited)
James Blakeley .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eli Dunn .... assistant director
José López Rodero .... assistant director (as Jose Lopez Rodero)
Michael D. Moore .... second unit director (as Michael Moore)
 
Art Department
José Luis del Barco .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Julián Martín .... painter (uncredited)
Dennis J. Parrish .... property master (uncredited)
Michael Pickwoad .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Jack Senter .... assistant supervising art director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Don J. Bassman .... sound production (as Don Bassman)
James Corcoran .... sound supervisor
Theodore Soderberg .... sound rerecording (as Ted Soderberg)
Murray Spivack .... sound rerecording
Douglas O. Williams .... sound rerecording (as Douglas Williams)
 
Special Effects by
Alex Weldon .... mechanical effects
 
Visual Effects by
L.B. Abbott .... special photographic effects
Art Cruickshank .... special photographic effects
 
Stunts
Joe Canutt .... action coordinator
Joe Canutt .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Stefano Capriati .... stunt double (uncredited)
Bill Hickman .... stunts (uncredited)
Kim Kahana .... stunts (uncredited)
Carey Loftin .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Cecilio Paniagua .... cameraman: second unit
Clifford Stine .... cameraman: second unit
Mike Benson .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Thomas Del Ruth .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Ramiro Sabell .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Brent Eldridge .... digital color correction (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator
Harry Bluestone .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Nick Bolin .... musician: balalaika (uncredited)
Larry Bunker .... musician: drums (uncredited)
Buddy Collette .... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Jerry Goldsmith .... conductor (uncredited)
Ramey Idriss .... musician: balalaika (uncredited)
Plas Johnson .... musician: saxophone (uncredited)
Artie Kane .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Louis Kaufman .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Milton Kestenbaum .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Virginia Majewski .... musician: viola (uncredited)
Richard Nash .... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Urban Thielmann .... music contractor (uncredited)
Urban Thielmann .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Julio Sempere .... military vehicles coordinator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Omar N. Bradley .... senior military advisor (as General of the Army Omar N. Bradley USA)
Paul D. Harkins .... technical advisor (as General Paul D. Harkins USA Ret.)
Glover S. Johns Jr. .... technical advisor (as Colonel Glover S. Johns Jr. USA Ret.)
Luis Martín Pozuelo .... miltary advisor: Spanish (as Lieutenant Colonel Luis Martín Pozuelo)
Richard Vetter .... process consultant
Carl Williams .... process consultant
Ralph M. Leo .... production accountant (uncredited)
Julio Sempere .... army supervisor (uncredited)
Julio Sempere .... military equipment supervisor (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Patton: Lust for Glory" - Ireland (English title) (imdb display title), UK (complete title)
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Runtime:
172 min
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) (Westrex Recording System) | Mono (35 mm prints) | DTS 70 mm (70 mm re-release)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:16 | Canada:14A | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:12 (1986) (TV rating) | Netherlands:14 (original rating) | New Zealand:PG | Norway:16 (original rating) | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/12 (R-10) (re-rating) | Portugal:M/12 (original rating) | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Sweden:15 | UK:PG | UK:12 (re-rating) (2013) | USA:GP (original rating) (Approved No. 22107) | USA:PG (re-rating) (1970) | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Rod Steiger had first turned down the role, later admitting that was a big mistake.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: The bagpipe music starts before the pipers have inflated their bags and struck in.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Patton:Now I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.
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Soundtrack:
To the ColorSee more »

FAQ

Burt Lancaster---Was He Suppose to Star as Patton?
Fox---When Did They Decide to Film "Patton"?
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52 out of 67 people found the following review useful.
Scott Delivers Memorable Performance, 14 June 2006
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

This is a long but interesting character study of a real-life person: General George S. Patton, who also was a real "character." Gen. Patton was one of the most famous military men of World War II, a super gung-ho leader who admittedly had an intense passion for battle.

How much of this story is fact and how much is fiction, I don't know. Knowing Hollywood and knowing when this was made - during the heyday of the anti-war (Vietnam) movement - I have my suspicions, but for the sake of the review, I will assume all of this is true.Whatever political bias a filmmaker might have, Patton made for a good movie subject anyway and the story is interesting all the way, thanks to the acting of George C. Scott, who was astounding as Patton and gives one of the more memorable performances ever by an actor.

Not only is Scott's acting superb, the widescreen photography is also good. Thank goodness DVDs came out so films like this could be seen in the aspect in which they were filmed. I can't imagine viewing this on formatted-to-TV images. I think much of this movie was filmed in Spain.

I think the filmmakers also did a nice job of not overdoing the action scenes. When overdone, violence can get boring. The explosions and machine-gun fire was realistic, especially for a film that is now 36 years old.

Going back to what's true and what isn't, if it was then Patton was a poor excuse for a Christian, which he claims to be here. For one thing, Christians don't believe in re-incarnation at Patton claims he did in the film. There are other comments, too, which shed a poor light on his "religion," something Hollywood loves to point out.

Nonetheless, if you enjoy character studies, this is one of the best. Patton's opening 6-minute speech before this huge American flag is a famous scene in movie history. That, and the rest of his performance and this movie in general, is one you won't forget.

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