GP | | Biography, Drama, War
The World War II phase of the career of the controversial American general, George S. Patton.
George C. Scott's alcoholism was a concern during filming, and his cast mates were asked to abstain from social drinking during the shoot. Karl Malden claimed that he was inspired by the experience to himself quit drinking.
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.
In the early scene in which Patton senses an ancient battlefield, he refers to his driver as "Sergeant", although the driver wears the chevrons of a corporal.
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.
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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