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Johnny Got His Gun
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Director:
Writers:
Dalton Trumbo (novel)
Dalton Trumbo (screenplay)
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Release Date:
1 March 1972 (France) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The most shattering experience you'll ever live.
Plot:
Joe, a young American soldier, is hit by a mortar shell on the last day of World War I. He lies in a hospital bed in a fate worse than death... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
when the script takes the movie up there. See more (77 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Timothy Bottoms ... Joe Bonham

Kathy Fields ... Kareen

Marsha Hunt ... Joe's Mother

Jason Robards ... Joe's Father

Donald Sutherland ... Christ

Charles McGraw ... Mike Burkeman
Sandy Brown Wyeth ... Lucky

Don 'Red' Barry ... Jody Simmons (as Donald Barry)
Peter Brocco ... Ancient Prelate
Kendell Clarke ... Hospital Offical

Eric Christmas ... Corporal Timlon

Eduard Franz ... Col. / Gen. Tillery
Craig Bovia ... Little Guy
Judy Howard Chaikin ... Bakery Girl

Dalton Trumbo ... Orator (as Robert Cole)
Maurice Dallimore ... British Colonel

Robert Easton ... Third Doctor
Larry Fleischman ... Russ

Anthony Geary ... Redhead (as Tony Geary)
Ed Gilbert ... Priest (as Edmund Gilbert)
Ben Hammer ... Second Doctor
Milton Barnes ... First Reader
Wayne Heffley ... Captain
Lynn Hanratty ... Elisabeth Age 6
Ernestine Johnston ... Farm Woman
Joseph Kaufmann ... Rudy (as Joseph Kaufman)
Mike Lee ... Bill Harper
Kerry MacLane ... Joe Age 10
William Mims ... Gentleman
Byron Morrow ... Brigadier General
Alice Nunn ... Third Nurse
Marge Redmond ... First Nurse
Jodean Lawrence ... Second Nurse (as Jodean Russo)

Diane Varsi ... Fourth Nurse

David Soul ... Swede
Peter Virgo Jr. ... Attendant
Gigi Vorgan ... Catherine Age 13
Jeffrey Walker ... Fifth Guy (as Jeff Walker)
Bruce Watson ... Technician
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Winston Churchill ... Himself - Opening Credits (archive footage) (uncredited)
Xus Estruch ... (uncredited)
Ken Globus ... Waiter (uncredited)
Margaret Pellegrini ... (uncredited)
Philippe Pétain ... Himself - Opening Credits (archive footage) (uncredited)

Pepe Serna ... Jose (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Churchgoer (uncredited)

Tom Tryon ... (uncredited)
Tsar Nicholas II ... Himself - Opening Credits (archive footage) (uncredited)
Tsarina Alexandra ... Himself - Opening Credits (archive footage) (uncredited)
Etienne Veazie ... Black Youth (uncredited)
Cynthia Wilson ... Catherine Age 7 (uncredited)
Woodrow Wilson ... Himself - Opening Credits (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Dalton Trumbo 
 
Writing credits
Dalton Trumbo (novel)

Dalton Trumbo (screenplay)

Luis Buñuel  uncredited

Produced by
Bruce Campbell .... producer
Tony Monaco .... associate producer
Christopher Trumbo .... associate producer
Tom Tryon .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Jerry Fielding 
 
Cinematography by
Jules Brenner 
 
Film Editing by
Millie Moore 
 
Casting by
Tony Monaco 
 
Production Design by
Harold Michelson 
 
Art Direction by
Jeremy Kay 
Harold Michelson 
 
Set Decoration by
George R. Nelson 
Bob Signorelli  (as Robert Signorelli)
 
Costume Design by
Theadora Van Runkle 
 
Makeup Department
Phil Rhodes .... makeup artist (as Phillip Rhodes)
Lorraine Roberson .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
James F. Sommers .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christopher Trumbo .... assistant director
 
Art Department
James Martin Bachman .... assistant art director (as James Bachman)
Stephen R. Ferry .... property master (as Stephen Ferry)
 
Sound Department
Samuel M. Annis .... looping editor
Harold M. Etherington .... sound mixer (as Hal Etherington)
James M. Falkinburg .... sound effects editor (as Jim Nelson)
Bob Minkler .... sound effects mixer (as Robert Minkler)
Howard S. Wollman .... dialogue mixer (as Howard Wollman)
 
Special Effects by
Dick Williams .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Melissa Campbell .... still photographer
Dick Colean .... first assistant camera
George Rumanes .... lighting director
Bud Schindler .... key grip (as Bud Shindler)
Robert Touyarot .... camera operator
 
Casting Department
Marsha Kleinman .... assistant to casting director
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
James Kessler .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Elizabeth H. Buxton .... assistant editor (as Elizabeth Buxton)
William Paul Dornisch .... supervising editor (as William P. Dornisch)
June Gilham .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Jerry Fielding .... conductor
Erma E. Levin .... music editor (as Erma Levin)
Don Minkler .... music mixer (as Donald Minkler)
 
Transportation Department
Elmore Adams .... transportation director
 
Other crew
Deanna Beeler .... secretary to the director
Milton Birnbaum .... medical advisor (as Dr. Milton Birnbaum)
John Bright .... production associate
Dorothea Campbell .... production associate
Madeline Colie .... production secretary (as Madeline Oolie)
Aubrey Finn .... attorney
Eugene Frenke .... production associate (as Gene Frenke)
Robert Haggiag .... production associate
Simon Lazarus .... production associate
Clarke Lindsley .... assistant to producer
John Lott .... production coordinator
Bob Milford .... production consultant
Carolyn Newman .... production secretary
Roy Silver .... production associate
Dale Strange .... set operator
Pamela H. Vanneck .... assistant to producer
Marvin Weldon .... script supervisor
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dalton Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
111 min
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Language:
Color:
Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The scenes with Jesus Christ are written by Luis Buñuel.See more »
Quotes:
Christ:What you need is a miracle.
Joe:No, not a miracle. Just tell me that the rat is real and the way I am now is a dream.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Trumbo (2007)See more »
Soundtrack:
Keep the Home Fires BurningSee more »

FAQ

What are the statistics shown on screen just before the end credits?
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30 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
when the script takes the movie up there., 2 August 2005
Author: aristofanis from Montreal, Canada

I saw this movie on public Greek TV (original version with subtitles), and was glued to the screen until the very end. I would say that it develops in three modes. One is the horrible black and white present, one is the colorful past (memory) and one is the surreal world of Johnny's dreams where he is conscious of his injury! I haven't understood how the scenes with his father in the past add up to the movie very well. The acting isn't superb and some lines could have been different. The black and white cinematography is very convincing and the scenes with the last nurse are tremendous! Aside from the downsides of war which are evident, the movie also deals with how the system is willing to suppress its own fabricated heroes when they fall short of its ideology. One of the best Hollywood movies ever made, chiefly due to its powerful script. 8/10

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