GP | | Biography, Drama, War
The World War II phase of the career of the controversial American general, George S. Patton.
Burt Lancaster turned down the lead role due to his anti-war beliefs.
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.
In the first scene, the actor playing the dead soldier is seen to move slightly in response to the real scorpion crawling on his bare back and neck. (To have remained motionless would have required superhuman concentration.)
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.
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