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The Victors (1963)

Intelligent, sprawling saga of a squad of American soldiers, following them through Europe during World War II.

Director:

Carl Foreman

Writers:

Alexander Baron (novel), Carl Foreman (written for the screen by)
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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:
Vince Edwards ... Pvt. George Baker (as Vincent Edwards)
Albert Finney ... Russian Soldier
George Hamilton ... Cpl. Theodore Trower
Melina Mercouri ... Magda
Jeanne Moreau ... French Woman
George Peppard ... Cpl. Frank Chase
Maurice Ronet ... French Lieutenant
Rosanna Schiaffino ... Maria
Romy Schneider ... Regine
Elke Sommer ... Helga Metzger
Eli Wallach ... Sgt. Joe Craig
Michael Callan ... Eldridge
Peter Fonda ... Weaver
James Mitchum ... Pvt. Robert Grogan (as Jim Mitchum)
Senta Berger ... 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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DYNAMITE! - From the man who fired "The Guns of Navarone." See more »

Genres:

War | Drama

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | French | German | Italian | Russian

Release Date:

19 December 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Sieger See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)| Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Black and White (archive footage)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Like several other unrelated films scripted by Carl Foreman, this film features characters surnamed Weaver, Grogan and Baker. 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: All right, fall out.
[His troupe starts to leave]
Sgt. Craig: No, hold it, hold it. I wanna give you ten minutes. I don't want anybody getting lost. I don't want any looting, and I don't want anybody going into these houses. They're full of booby traps. I'm not gonna hang around to scrape any stupid idiot off a wall. Is that clear? Okay, fall out.
[the men start walking]
Sgt. Craig: Anybody need any water, get me a canteen.
[...]
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Crazy Credits

Closing credits epilogue: "My subject is War, and the pity of War. The Poetry is in the pity. All a poet can do today is warn . . ." WILFRED OWEN Born March 18, 1893 Killed in France, November 4, 1918. See more »

Connections

Referenced in A Message from Carl Foreman (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Montserrat
(uncredited)
Music by Monia Liter
Boosey & Hawkes Music Ltd
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A superb drama about the universal madness of war
1 February 2004 | by derek-griffithsSee all my reviews

Predating APOCALYPSE NOW by fifteen years, this is the most powerful, sad, ironic and hard-hitting anti-war film I have seen and I rank it nearly on a par with KING RAT, my personal favourite. A group of ill-assorted soldiers make their way through the grim battlefields of France and Germany and Italy as much oppressed by their own corrupt fellow soldiers and officers as the enemy. There are so many memorable scenes in the movie of suffering, loneliness and the tragedy of war that I cannot recommend it highly enough. The script is literate, uncompromising, surprising and resolutely objective about both the enemy and the liberators that fight them. The cast is an amazing ensemble of talent and there is a sense of really brutal authenticity in the film which seldom is to be found in the cinema today. A final grim twist at the end, reflecting the height of the Cold War when the film was made, is one of the simplest and most articulate statements on the continuing madness of human conflict we are still gripped by. Coppola, Stone and every other great film-maker dealing with war in its various incarnations is indebted to this unique movie.


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