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The World War II phase of the career of controversial American general George S. Patton.

  • Won 7 Oscars. Another 17 wins & 8 nominations.
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General George S. Patton Jr.
General Omar N. Bradley
Captain Chester B. Hansen
Brigadier General Hobart Carver
General Bradley's Driver (as Cary Loftin)
Albert Dumortier ...
Moroccan Minister
Lieutenant Colonel Henry Davenport
Captain Richard N. Jenson
Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
General Patton's Driver
First Lieutenant Alexander Stiller (as Patrick J. Zurica)
Sergeant William George Meeks
Colonel Gaston Bell
Lieutenant Gen. Harry Buford
Air Vice-Marshal Sir Arthur Coningham
Richard Münch ...
Colonel General Alfred Jodl (as Richard Muench)
Captain Oskar Steiger
Field Marshal Sir Bernard Law Montgomery
Lieutenant Col. Charles R. Codman
Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder
General Sir Harold Alexander
Major General Walter Bedell Smith
Colonel John Welkin
Lionel Murton ...
Third Army Chaplain
Correspondent (as Sandy Kevin)
Major General Francis de Guingand
Major General Lucian K. Truscott
Soldier Who Gets Slapped
Abraxas Aaran ...
Tank Captain
British Briefing Officer (as Alan MacNaughton)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Florencio Amarilla ...
Soldier (uncredited)
Lieutenant Young (uncredited)
Soldier on Bridge (uncredited)
Soldier (uncredited)
Voice (uncredited) (voice)
Sergeant in Bar (uncredited)
Russian Translator (uncredited)
Dolores Judson ...
Knutsford Welcome Club Dignitary (uncredited)
Billy Kearns ...
Officer Callagher (uncredited)
Maj. Dorian von Haarenwege (uncredited)
Jacques Leclerc ...
Self (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Edward Meeks ...
Medical Corps Major (uncredited)
Bruce Rhodewalt ...
Cynical Wounded Soldier (uncredited)
Dean Selmier ...
Soldier Sleeping on the Floor (uncredited)
Self - Movietone News Narrator (uncredited) (voice)
American GI Cook (uncredited)

Directed by

Franklin J. Schaffner

Written by

Francis Ford Coppola ... (screen story and screenplay)
Edmund H. North ... (screen story and screenplay)
Ladislas Farago ... (based on factual material from Patton: Ordeal and Triumph)
Omar N. Bradley ... (based on factual material from: A Soldier's Story)

Produced by

Frank Caffey ... associate producer
Frank McCarthy ... producer

Music by

Jerry Goldsmith

Cinematography by

Fred J. Koenekamp ... director of photography (as Fred Koenekamp)
Russ Meyer ... (uncredited)

Film Editing by

Hugh S. Fowler ... (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)
Emilio Ardura ... (uncredited)

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)
Brian Bilgorri ... assistant director (uncredited)
Ray Corbett ... second assistant director (uncredited)

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)
Francisco Prósper ... construction coordinator (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)
Don Hall ... supervising sound editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

Alex Weldon ... mechanical effects
Basilio Cortijo ... special effects assistant (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

L.B. Abbott ... special photographic effects
Art Cruickshank ... special photographic effects


Joe Canutt ... action coordinator
Budd Albright ... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Canutt ... stunt coordinator (uncredited) / stunts (uncredited)
Stefano Capriati ... stunt double (uncredited)
James Edward ... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Hickman ... stunts (uncredited)
Kim Kahana ... stunts (uncredited)
Carey Loftin ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

Phillip Marlett ... Rigging gaffer
Cecilio Paniagua ... second unit cameraman
Clifford Stine ... second unit cameraman
Mike Benson ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Thomas Del Ruth ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Federico G. Grau ... still photographer (uncredited)
Claudio Gómez Grau ... still photographer (uncredited)
Ramiro Sabell ... first assistant camera (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)
Tommy Johnson ... musician: tuba (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)
Emil Richards ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
David Tamkin ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Urban Thielmann ... music contractor (uncredited) / 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 ... military 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) / military equipment supervisor (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

"Patton" tells the tale of General George S. Patton, famous tank commander of World War II. The film begins with Patton's career in North Africa and progresses through the invasion of Europe and the fall of the Third Reich. Side plots also speak of Patton's numerous faults such his temper and tendency toward insubordination, faults that would prevent him from becoming the lead American general in the Normandy Invasion as well as to his being relieved as Occupation Commander of Germany. Written by Anthony Hughes

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Also Known As
  • A Salute to a Rebel (United States)
  • Patton: Lust for Glory (Ireland, English title)
  • Patton: Lust for Glory (United Kingdom)
  • Patton: Rebell in Uniform (Germany)
  • Паттон (Soviet Union, Russian title)
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  • 172 min
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Budget $12,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

Trivia The ivory-handled revolvers George C. Scott wears in the opening speech were actually George S. Patton's bona-fide revolvers. See more »
Goofs Patton is shown having read a book, "The Tank in Attack", by his adversary, Erwin Rommel. The book "Panzer greift an" was however never finished by Rommel. Most of what was to be in "The Tank in Attack" can be found in the book The Rommel Papers, which is made from notes and diary entries by Field Marshal Rommel during the Africa campaign. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Fireball Forward (1972). See more »
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Crazy Credits One of the very, very few Twentieth Century-Fox films in which that company's logo is not shown at all, beginning or end. The film simply begins with the opening speech, and the opening Fox logo is replaced with an in-credit text-only notice after the speech. However, recent television showings have added the logo (not on DVD prints), and the addition is obviously spliced in from another piece of film. 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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