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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:
Fascinating bio of hard-ass WWII general See more (224 total) »

Cast

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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 (uncredited) (voice)
Dolores Judson ... Knustford Welcome Club Dignitary (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)
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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)
 
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Runtime:
172 min
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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 | 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

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Trivia:
The opening speech, which was shot last, was originally intended to be at the beginning of the second half (after the intermission).See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The scene at the beginning of the Normandy breakout where Rommel, Steiger, and Jodl are arguing over whether Patton is leading the attack, or whether he is still in England preparing for the 'real' invasion could not have taken place. Rommel's staff car had been shot up by R.A.F. fighter bombers at the Normandy front on July 17, 1944 - over a week before Operation Cobra started. Rommel was badly wounded in the attack and in a French hospital at the time the scene is supposed to have taken place.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:
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FAQ

Burt Lancaster---Was He Suppose to Star as Patton?
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13 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Fascinating bio of hard-ass WWII general, 26 February 2005
Author: RNMorton from West Chester, Pa

Question: when is it okay for Hollywood to make up harmless anecdotes about a real-life subject? Answer: when you've got the character down so good you can say with assurance what he would have done given the chance. This is the movie bio to end all movie bios, a perennial on my all-time top ten list, with a career performance by Scott that defined Patton as much as Patton ever did. The film takes us from Africa through Sicily to the climatic run across France towards Germany, along the way exploring the general's complex and textured character. Picks and chooses among the real general's most notable moments, passing on his celebrated potty break on the crossing of the Rhine into Germany and his ill-fated attempt to relieve a POW camp. I suspect the portrayal is a tad overdone but forgivably so - Darren McGavin's later portrayal of Patton as a whiny weasel was much further from the mark. Supporting cast-mates Malden as Bradley and Bates as Mongomery are spot-on. I can't speak for you, but this movie is long and I'd still stick around to see more of George in action.

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