PattonDirector: Franklin J. Schaffner, George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Michael Bates
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
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Cast & Crew
|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|
|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|
|Bill Hickman||Gen. Patton's Driver|
|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|
|Franklin J. Schaffner||Director|
|L.B. Abbott||Special Effects|
|Don Bassman||Sound/Sound Designer|
|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|
|Antonio Mateos||Set Decoration/Design|
|Urie McCleary||Art Director|
|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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
this is still one of my favorite movies of all time!!
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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.