Not Rated | | Drama, War
A decorated Korean War hero inexplicably collaborates with the enemy while interred in a POW camp and is court-martialed.
Night before every scene shooting, Paul Newman would record his lines in a strict method and then work on various interpretations and strategies for performing them.
Lt. Col. Frank Wasnick:
Well, what are we going to do about you? We've got about two weeks to prepare.
Capt. Edward W. Hall Jr.: I don't know.
Lt. Col. Frank Wasnick: That's an interesting attitude.
Capt. Edward W. Hall Jr.: Oh, look, Colonel, uh, what axe are you grinding, or do you just have a penchant for lost causes?
Lt. Col. Frank Wasnick: I don't admire self-pity. I ...
In the scene where Paul Newman and Walter Pidgeon are taking in Walter Pidgeon's car, Walter Pidgeon who is a colonel in the movie is wearing a hat that is worn by lower ranking soldiers. Colonel wear hat with yellow braiding (known colloquially in the military as "scrambled eggs."
Exists in a computer-colorized version.