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Director: Franklin J. Schaffner

Cast: Franklin J. Schaffner, George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Michael Bates


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Now, the 7-time Academy-award-winning epic drama about legendary general George S. Patton is available in an exclusive Metalpak case. In this stirring portrait of an American original, the polarizing and uncompromising Patton (George C. Scott) rouses the troops to combat the advancing Nazi front in the Mediterranean and European theaters, paving the way for Allied…  See more details below


Now, the 7-time Academy-award-winning epic drama about legendary general George S. Patton is available in an exclusive Metalpak case. In this stirring portrait of an American original, the polarizing and uncompromising Patton (George C. Scott) rouses the troops to combat the advancing Nazi front in the Mediterranean and European theaters, paving the way for Allied victory in World War II. ~ Violet LeVoit

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Gregory Baird
This superb biographical film won the 1970 Academy Award for Best Picture, with George C. Scott earning (but refusing) the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of the flamboyant American general. Director Franklin J. Schaffner's epic conjures a larger-than-life Patton against a big-budget, wide-screen WWII backdrop, following him from his arrival in North Africa in 1943 to the days immediately following the German surrender in 1945. That the film examines a mere two years in Patton's life seems suitable for a man who declares at one point, "Compared to war, all other forms of human endeavor shrink to insignificance." So Gen. George S. Patton's background, private life, and postwar career (which was cut short by an automobile accident) are of no interest. Instead, Patton portrays the man as a magnificent anachronism, an eternal warrior who lives only to fight. Scott's gravely voiced portrayal is the stuff of legend: Kicking off with the famous monologue delivered in front of a wall-sized American flag, Scott struts and bullies his way through the film with absolute conviction. Although Patton's vainglorious bloodlust is effectively contrasted with the down-to-earth decency of his friend and rival General Omar Bradley (Karl Malden), Patton does not try to conceal its deep affection and admiration for the eponymous hero. Indeed, the film seems at times a romantic celebration of war -- its gore-free battle scenes set against magnificent scenery to Jerry Goldsmith's rousing score. Yet the defense of the film rests in the observation that, for good or ill, this Patton is a true archetype, and his love of war is not merely an aberration but an expression of something deep within the human psyche. Ultimately, whether you admire or revile him, attention must be paid to a man like this, and Patton stands as one of Hollywood's most powerful depictions of the seemingly unquenchable thirst for the glory of battle.
All Movie Guide - Richard Gilliam
Patton ranks as one of the screen's greatest biopics, much as George C. Scott's work in the title role is often considered one of the towering performances in screen history. Scott, and the film overall, benefit from an uncommonly intelligent script by Francis Ford Coppola and Edmund H. North, an odd yet fortuitous pairing of seemingly dissimilar writing styles. Despite a nearly three-hour running time, the film focuses on only a small portion of Patton's career, beginning with his North Africa campaign and continuing to the conclusion of World War II. There are only a few compromises with history -- for example, Patton wears the uniform of a four-star general, a higher rank than was appropriate, at the rousing speech to his troops that begins the movie. The scene, though, is taken almost word-for-word from a speech that Patton delivered on June 4, 1944. It's just one example of the verisimilitude that gives the film its superb texture. Patton also benefits from outstanding tech credits, particularly Fred Koenekamp's cinematography and Jerry Goldsmith's orchestral score. Overall, the film won seven Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actor. Scott refused his award, which the Academy kept for him in case he later changed his mind. He didn't.

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Special Features

Closed Caption; All-new introduction by Francis Ford Coppola; All-new audio commentary by Francis Ford Coppola; "History Through the Lens: Patton - A Rebel Revisited" documentary; "Patton's Ghost Corps" all-new documentary; "The Making of Patton" documentary; Production still gallery accompanied by Jerry Goldsmith's complete music score ; Behind-the-scenes still gallery accompanied by audio essay on the historical Patton; Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
George C. Scott George S. Patton, Jr.
Karl Malden Gen. Omar N. Bradley
Michael Bates Field Marshal Sir Bernard Law Montgomery
Karl Michael Vogler Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
Edward Binns Major Gen. Walter Bedell Smith
Lawrence Dobkin Col. Gaston Bell
John Doucette Major Gen. Lucian K. Truscott
Siegfried Rauch Capt. Oskar Steiger
Tim Considine Soldier Who Gets Slapped
Peter Barkworth Col. John Welkin
Richard Münch Col. Gen. Alfred Jodl
Newsreels Actor
Lowell Thomas Narrator of Fox Movietone
Gerald Flood Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder
Stephen Young Capt. Chester B. Hansen
James Edwards Sgt. William George Meeks
Frank Latimore Lt. Col. Henry Davenport
Morgan Paull Capt. Richard N. Jenson
Paul Stevens Lt. Col. Charles R. Codman
Michael Strong Brig. Gen. Hobart Carver
John Barrie Air Vice-Marshal Sir Arthur Coningham
David Bauer Lt. Gen. Harry Buford
David Healy Clergyman
Bill Hickman Gen. Patton's Driver
Sandy Kevin Correspondent
Carey Loftin Gen. Bradley's Driver
Alan MacNaughton British Briefing Officer
Lionel Murton 3rd Army Chaplain
Clint Ritchie Tank Captain
Douglas Wilmer Maj. Gen. Francis de Guingand
Jack Gwyllim Harold Alexander
Harry Morgan Uncredited

Technical Credits
Franklin J. Schaffner Director
L.B. Abbott Special Effects
Del Acevedo Makeup
Don Bassman Sound/Sound Designer
Frank Caffey Producer
Joe Canutt Stunts
Francis Ford Coppola Original Story,Screenwriter
James Corcoran Sound/Sound Designer
Art Cruickshank Special Effects
Eli Dunn Asst. Director
Hugh S. Fowler Editor
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
Fred Koenekamp Cinematographer
Antonio Mateos Set Decoration/Design
Frank McCarthy Producer
Urie McCleary Art Director
Michael McLean Casting
Edmund H. North Original Story,Screenwriter
Gil Parrondo Production Designer
Murray Spivack Sound/Sound Designer
Pierre-Louis Thevenet Set Decoration/Design
Douglas O. Williams Sound/Sound Designer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Patton, Disc 1
1. Stars and Stripes
2. Main Titles
3. Kasserine Pass, Tunisia, 1943
4. The Bible and Hollywood
5. In Like a Lion
6. The General Takes Charge
7. 2,000 Years Ago
8. Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
9. Complete Air Supremacy
10. An Engraved Invitation
11. A Desperate Battle
12. A Sixteenth-Century Man
13. An Interesting Plan
14. The Algerian Lavatory
15. A Simple Old Soldier
16. Patton Takes Palermo
17. Doing the Impossible
18. Old Blood and Guts
19. To Shame a Coward
20. Taking Messina
21. An Iron Boot
22. Intermission
23. Vive la France
24. On Probation
25. "Our War Is Over"
26. Man Without an Army
27. Back in the Saddle
28. A Pain in the Neck
29. Out of Gas
30. The Heart of Germany
31. Bound for Bastogne
32. A Weather Prayer
33. The Pure Warrior
34. Victory
35. Q&A
36. All Glory Is Fleeting
37. End Titles
Disc #2 -- Patton, Disc 2
1. Main Titles
2. Labor of Love
3. A Different America
4. George C. Scott
5. Filming in Spain and Morocco
6. A Rich Military Tradition
7. Visible Personality
8. Family
9. A Cavalry Man
10. World War II
11. Defeat at Kasserine
12. The Battle of El 'Gitar
13. Depiction of Complexity
14. Generals of World War II
15. Creative License
16. A Great, but Flawed Man
17. French Invasion/Willy
18. The Third Army
19. Gathering of Allied Leaders
20. Waiting for Snow
21. The Omission of Hammelburg
22. Post-War
23. Enduring Images
24. An American Classic/End Titles

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Patton 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Approaching thirty-nine years of age, Patton still towers above all other bio-pics. Scott's portrayal of General Patton remains one of the most awe inspiring and riveting performances in the history of American cinema. Any fan of this Academy Award winning film, that has not yet seen it in high definition, should immediately get the magnificent Blu-ray version of Patton. I read several glowing reviews (high-def digest) of the superb quality of the video transfer before I gave up my thirty dollars. I just finished watching the movie in full 1080p Blu-ray high def, and it was as though I was seeing Patton for the first time. The detail and beauty was just stunning. I own over a hundred Blu-ray movies, and Patton, made in 1970, ranks in the top three for video quality. Add this gem to your high def collection immediately. You will not be disappointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Truly, this film is dominated by the incredible performance of George C. Scott as Patton. The cinematography as well is superb. The supporting cast however are cartoon figures, almost if not quite ludicrously bad. As for the picture showing us the horrors of war, anyone who thinks that has never seen a shot fired in anger. The dead and wounded are pictured as they were in 1950s John Wayne flicks. The movie deserves five stars based on Scott and the great cinematography. The rest is B-movie grade.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Patton By: Adam Byrne 3 1/2 Stars Patton is a film that follows three years in the life of infamous World War II, American General George S. Patton. This film portrays World War II through the eyes of General Patton and none other. While conveying limited scenes of death and destruction, this film does reveal the military genius and in some cases the insanity of General Patton. All in all, I feel that this movie without a doubt deserves its place on the list of one hundred best movies of all time. This in my opinion can be credited to George S. Scott’s unforgettable portrayal of dirty mouthed, rough edged, General Patton. While George S. Scott does deliver a powerful representation of General Patton, what limits this movie’s effectiveness is its supporting actors. I often caught myself wondering during the film if I myself, who has no experience as an actor, could have done a better job than some of the other men on screen. None the less, I recommend this movie to history and or war buffs, but those in search of blood and gore will be greatly disappointed.
MeterRunner More than 1 year ago
this is still one of my favorite movies of all time!!
LoveThyMovies More than 1 year ago
This movie about General Patton during some of the WW II years of 1943 to 1945 is becoming one of the classic American movies.

Based on a wonderful book by Omar N. Bradley and Ladislas Farago, the powerful screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola and Edmund H. North gives us great insight into the character and the time.

Franklin J. Schaffner directs with a strong vision and delivers a grand picture, that probably works even better on the big screen.

It's a fascinating characterization, the title role wonderfully played by George. C. Scott. Actors Karl Malden, Michael Bates, Karl Michael Vogler also deliver excellent performances.
LDofNM More than 1 year ago
This movie was wonderful. NO ONE could have played PATTON better than Geo. C. Scott. He was perfect for this role. I've studied and researched WWII for a long time. This movie IS accurate and shows just what our men went through. You'll love this movie. I know I did.
Angel22 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this movie, George did a great job in portraying General Patton. The whole movie was really a delight, and portrayed the war in a realistic way. The whole cast and the visuals were also wonderful. If you like war movies please do not miss this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From start to finish, George C. Scott's Oscar-winning performance is the standard by which to judge any other lead actor or actress portraying a real-life character. His opening address to the troops, standing in front of a huge U.S. flag and decked out in full dress uniform with medals and other badges of honor, is one of the great all-time opening scenes. The score is outstanding; and the movie's theme music is almost as memorable (and whistle-able) as that from "The Bridge on the River Kwai" or "The Great Escape." Francis Ford Coppola won the first of his five Academy Awards for co-writing the screenplay, which he and Edmund North adapted from Ladislas Farago's Patton biography and Gen. Omar Bradley's autobiography. Karl Malden gives a solid performance as Bradley, Patton's subordinate for much of World War II and later his boss after D-Day. This truly epic motion picture is the first non-kids movie I saw on the big screen. It earned each of the seven Oscars it won and deserved to win the cinematography (lost to "Ryan's Daughter") and original score (lost to "Love Story") Oscars for which it was nominated.
MEEJT More than 1 year ago
George C. Scott gives an amazing preformance in this film. it makes a history buff who knows all about patton think that this is war-time footage of the actual man. they show his emotion spectacularly, and his speech greatly resembles the real general's. it starts off with my favorite speech of all movies, and the rest of the film is a great tribute to tha amazing general pf WWII.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
1970 hit movie and Best Picture academy award winner about General George S. Patton Jr. in World War II. George C. Scott, bearing an uncanny resemblance to the famous general, portrays Patton from his entry into the war with II Armor Corps in North Africa to victory in Europe with the 3d Army. Patton¿s history making triumphs and controversial incidents are covered in this feature and provide entertaining insight on this man whose name is almost synonymous with World War II. There are of course many famous generals from this period, but none of their stories could have made for a movie like this one. Patton¿s achievements place him in the elite ranks of history, but his flamboyant personality sets him apart from most and it is Scott¿s impressive capture of this that makes the movie shine. The movie is mostly accurate. Patton is credited with taking command of the II Armor Corps at a critical time, just after a brutal defeat to the German Army in North Africa, and leading it to victory shortly afterward. Patton advances to command of the VII Army and is successful in Sicily. A significant scene in the movie occurs during the Sicily operation when Patton slaps a soldier in a field hospital for perceived cowardice, resulting in his relief from command. Eventually he¿s reinstated, taking command of the 3d Army in France and leading the breakout from Normandy when Allied forces were bogged down in the infamous hedgerows. The most famous event occurs when he anticipates the German¿s Ardennes Counter-offensive, the Battle of the Bulge, and miraculously turns the 3d Army north in little time to defeat the Germans. This was Scott¿s best movie role, all through the picture viewers are treated to Patton¿s outspoken style of leadership and dedication to winning the war. The slapping scene is powerful and opens your thoughts to who this man was and his passion for being a soldier. There¿s artistic license on some historical details though, he¿s portrayed as almost running operations by himself when in fact he had a talented staff who kept him well advised and likewise subordinate commanders who executed his orders. Another part is his dislike for British Field Marshall Montgomery, again overplayed and there¿s little to no historical evidence that any American general cared for Montgomery, but it provides good entertainment. A very interesting scene for speculation is after his fuel supplies have been redirected in 1944 to the invasion of the Netherlands (portrayed in the 1976 feature ¿A Bridge Too Far), he is standing on the scorched earth of a recent tank battle and remarks to his aide that he could be in Berlin in ten days. Overall an epic picture and one of kind, another project attempted to follow this formula with Gregory Peck portraying General MacArthur, but it did not come close to what was achieved in this movie. Picture quality and sound are excellent and it¿s well worth adding to your personal DVD collection.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie really portrays General George Patton during WW2. The historical accuracy is great and the acting is even better!!! A must see and a must have!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Patton is dominated by George C. Scott's towering portrayal of America's greatest fighting general of WWII. Largely forgotten except for this film, Schaffner and Scott bring Patton to life brilliantly. As far as the film being pro-war, well, watch for yourself. The horrors of war are made all too clear. While Patton admires this 'endeavor', the film allows you to admire the man, as the film does, while allowing the viewer to abhor war. It's only weakness is near the end, not depicting the man as he truly was, because at this point the script veers close to caricature. Scott continues to imbue the man with deep dignity, but the script should have depicted the end of his career as it truly was - a lost soul, not making him a war-monger. BTW, he ended his career as a historian for the army, without the bitterness of the script, which I assume was to give Scott's final speech its' effect.
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My favorite movie of all time! The acting couldn't be better, the history is pretty accurate. The development of the screenwriting from the raw historical data was superb.