R | | Action, Comedy, Drama
During the Battle of the Bulge, an anachronistic count shelters a ragtag squad of Americans in his isolated castle hoping they will defend it against the advancing Germans.
Burt Lancaster intended the film to be an anti-Vietnam war allegory.
The Maldorais line must continue, and God must know where the Americans fit. Americans are brave, and that is why they seem like children. They are young, wild animals, so what can you expect?... I expect a child.
The soldiers refer to the car as a "Volkswagen", a name which some viewers believe was not given to the car until after World War Two. However, on 28 May 1937, the Gesellschaft zur Vorbereitung des Deutschen Volkswagens mbH was established by the Deutsche Arbeitsfront. It was later renamed "Volkswagenwerk GmbH" on 16 September 1938. It is not clear whether the GI's would have easily recognized the car, but any German would have readily recognized it as a Volkswagen during the war.
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