G | | Action, Drama, History
Final theatrical movie of Paul Hartmann (Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt).
Major General Gunther Blumentritt:
This is history. We are living an historical moment. We are going to lose the war because our glorious Führer has taken a sleeping pill and is not to be awakened. Sometimes I wonder which side God is on.
At the start of the film, a Frenchman with a briefcase is overtaken by a German staff car and shot in the back. The ruts of the camera vehicle are clearly visible in the shot.
There is a 20-second overture on a black screen, no 20th Century Fox logo (in spite of this being one of their most expensive productions), and a six-minute cold open before the title is displayed. Apart from the title, there are no credits at the beginning of the film. All cast and crew credits are at the end of the film.
Some video copies add a close up of the Spitfire pilot who attacks the German troop column late in the film.
English, German, French