Approved | | Action, Drama, War
WW2 drama that follows the lives of three young men, one German and two Americans, during wartime.
Irwin Shaw was not happy about Marlon Brando's sympathetic portrayal of the Nazi soldier. This was a conscious decision on the part of Brando, director Edward Dmytryk and screenwriter Edward Anhalt who felt that a more lenient depiction would be more representative of the German people as a whole. (Not coincidentally, the German market had opened up considerably after WWII and represented a significant opportunity for Hollywood movies to make a profit.)
The German army is invincible because it is an army that obeys orders. Any order. No matter how distasteful. It has no sentimentalists, no moralists, no individualists. You will have no future in it if you don't understand that. You may have no ...
When Hope visits Noah in the Stockade the sign says "Visiting Time limited to 10 minutes", yet Noah is told that his time is up after 3 minutes.
English, French, German