R | | Action, Comedy, Drama
During the Battle of the Bulge, an anachronistic count shelters a ragtag squad of Americans in his remote 10th Century castle hoping a battle there against the advancing Germans will not lead to its destruction and all the heritage within.
Burt Lancaster intended the film to be an anti-Vietnam war allegory.
Sfc. Rossie Baker:
Everybody should eat more bread. Feeds the heart. And remember, the heart's the second-most important organ in the human body.
Despite the fact that the Americans capture a German tank and drive away in it; although how they did so after hitting with a bazooka is another point; the tank is never used in the defense of the castle.