Patton

“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 Germany and the fall of the Third Reich. Side plots also speak of Patton’s numerous faults such his temper and habit towards insubordination.
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Film Cast:

  • Gen. George S. Patton Jr.: George C. Scott
  • Capt. Chester B. Hansen: Stephen Young
  • Lieutenant Colonel Henry Davenport: Frank Latimore
  • Field Marshal Erwin Rommel: Karl Michael Vogler
  • Gen. Omar N. Bradley: Karl Malden
  • Brig. Gen. Hobart Carver: Michael Strong
  • General Bradley’s driver: Carey Loftin
  • Colonel Gaston Bell: Lawrence Dobkin
  • Moroccan minister: Albert Dumortier
  • Captain Richard N. Jenson: Morgan Paull
  • General Patton’s driver: Bill Hickman
  • First Lieutenant Alexander Stiller: Pat Zurica
  • Sergeant William George Meeks: James Edwards
  • Lieutenant General Harry Buford: David Bauer
  • Air Vice-Marshal Sir Arthur Coningham: John Barrie
  • Colonel General Alfred Jodl: Richard Münch
  • Captain Oskar Steiger: Siegfried Rauch
  • Field Marshal Sir Bernard Law Montgomery: Michael Bates
  • Lieutenant Colonel Charles R. Codman: Paul Stevens
  • Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder: Gerald Flood
  • General Sir Harold Alexander: Jack Gwillim
  • Major General Walter Bedell Smith: Edward Binns
  • Colonel John Welkin: Peter Barkworth
  • Third Army chaplain: Lionel Murton
  • Clergyman: David Healy
  • Correspondent: Sandy McPeak
  • Major General Francis de Guingand: Douglas Wilmer
  • Major General Lucian K. Truscott: John Doucette
  • Soldier Who Gets Slapped: Tim Considine
  • Willy: Abraxas Aaran
  • Tank Captain: Clint Ritchie
  • British Briefing Officer: Alan MacNaughtan
  • Soldier (uncredited): Florencio Amarilla
  • Lieutenant Young (uncredited): Brandon Brady
  • Soldier (uncredited): Charles Dennis
  • Voice (voice) (uncredited): Paul Frees
  • Knustford Welcome Club Dignitary (uncredited): Dolores Judson
  • Major Dorian von Haarenwege (uncredited): Hellmut Lange
  • Cynical Wounded Soldier (uncredited): Bruce Rhodewalt
  • Himself – Movietone News Narrator (voice) (uncredited): Lowell Thomas
  • American GI Cook (uncredited): Harry Towb
  • Officer Callagher (uncredited): Billy Kearns

Film Crew:

  • Screenstory: Francis Ford Coppola
  • Second Unit Director: Michael D. Moore
  • Original Music Composer: Jerry Goldsmith
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Murray Spivack
  • Assistant Director: José López Rodero
  • Casting: Michael McLean
  • Editor: Hugh S. Fowler
  • Screenstory: Edmund H. North
  • Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
  • Art Direction: Gil Parrondo
  • Makeup Supervisor: Daniel C. Striepeke
  • Visual Effects: L.B. Abbott
  • Visual Effects: Art Cruickshank
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Theodore Soderberg
  • Director of Photography: Fred J. Koenekamp
  • Art Direction: Urie McCleary
  • Producer: Frank McCarthy
  • Book: Ladislas Farago
  • Book: Omar N. Bradley
  • Orchestrator: Arthur Morton
  • Supervising Art Director: Jack Senter
  • Stunt Coordinator: Joe Canutt
  • Makeup Artist: Del Acevedo
  • Unit Production Manager: Francisco Day
  • Special Effects: Alex Weldon
  • Associate Producer: Frank Caffey
  • Unit Production Manager: Eduardo García Maroto
  • Set Decoration: Antonio Mateos
  • Set Decoration: Pierre-Louis Thévenet
  • Sound: Don J. Bassman
  • Assistant Director: Eli Dunn
  • Sound Supervisor: James Corcoran
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Douglas O. Williams
  • Unit Production Manager: Tadeo Villalba

Movie Reviews:

  • John Chard: I love it. God help me I do love it so. I love it more than my life.

    Patton is directed by Franklin J Schaffner and is adapted to screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola and Edmund H. North from Ladislas Farago’s “Patton: Ordeal and Triumph” and Omar N. Bradley’s “A Soldier’s Story”. It stars George C Scott, Karl Malden, Michael Bates, Edward Binns, John Doucette, Stephen Young, Michael Strong and Cary Loftin. Music is by Jerry Goldsmith and cinematography by Fred J. Koenekamp.

    Pic is a part biography of George S. Patton Jr. which follows his exploits in WWII until his retirement from service.

    Released at the time of the Vietnam War, there’s a certain bravado in the makers choosing this period to release a biopic about one of America’s most famous – and controversial – military characters. Led by a tour de force performance by Scott as Patton, Shaffner and his team rightly portray the man as full of flag waving bluster, gigantic egotism and majestic tenderness. The complexity of the man in Scott’s hands is what drives the film to greater heights.

    Schaffner’s (Planet of the Apes) shows a smart eye for battle scene construction (shot in 70 millimetre – Dimension 150), this puts us viewers right in amongst the horrors of warfare. The supporting cast do sterling work in the face of Scott’s barnstorming show, which when all told as a film leaves us with a war biography of great depth and one that rightly is held up as a marker for such genre ventures. 9/10

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