Patton (1970)

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The World War II phase of the career of the controversial American general, George S. Patton.

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Director:

Franklin J. Schaffner

Writers:

Francis Ford Coppola (screen story and screenplay), Edmund H. North (screen story and screenplay), Ladislas Farago (based on factual material from Patton: Ordeal and Triumph), Omar N. Bradley (based on factual material from: A Soldier's Story)

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Trivia

A sizeable amount of battle scene footage was left out of the final cut, but a use was soon found for it. Outtakes were used to provide battle scenes in Fireball Forward (1972). The film was also produced by Frank McCarthy and Edmund H. North wrote the screenplay. Morgan Paull also appeared in this production


Quotes

Patton: Now I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.


Goofs

When Patton first arrives in France and is meeting with Gen. Bradley in the trailer, Patton states that Hitler's own people recently tried to kill him. (This is a reference to Claus von Stauffenberg's assassination attempt at the "Wolf's Lair," which took place on July 20, 1944.) However, in the following scene, Field Marshal Jodl contends to Rommel that the Normandy invasion is a feint and that the primary invasion will come at Calais. Yet by the time of von Stauffenberg's assassination attempt of Hitler, six weeks after D-Day, the German high command had long realized that Normandy indeed constituted the main invasion, so Jodl's comment is out of place, time-wise.


Crazy Credits

One of the very, very few Twentieth Century-Fox films in which that company's logo is not shown at all, beginning or end. The film simply begins with the opening speech, and the opening Fox logo is replaced with an in-credit text-only notice after the speech. However, recent television showings have added the logo (not on DVD prints), and the addition is obviously spliced in from another piece of film.


Alternate Versions

The Italian version is approx. 20 minutes shorter and removes all scenes set in the German Military HQ and/or showing German officers: although the credits still include the names of German performers, like Karl Michael Vogler as Marshall Rommel, their characters never appear onscreen in the Italian release.


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To the Colors
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Traditional bugle call used in lieu of the National Anthem. Played at the opening scene.

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Biography | Drama | War

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