Not Rated | | Drama, War
After refusing to attack an enemy position, a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice and their commanding officer must defend them.
In 1938 director George Stevens wanted to make a film from the Humphrey Cobb novel. RKO Pictures, which had Stevens under contract, did not want to produce an antiwar film, anticipating that war was in the offing, and steered him to direct Gunga Din (1939) instead.
Narrator of opening sequence:
War began between Germany and France on August 3rd 1914. Five weeks later the German army had smashed its way to within eighteen miles of Paris. There the battered French miraculously rallied their forces at the Marne River and in a series of ...
The French soldiers are shown using a British Vickers machine gun in one of the trench scenes. They should have been using a Hotchkiss weapon, or some other firearm of French design.
English, German, Latin
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