Three Comrades Movie Review 1938

Information and Film Reviews for Three Comrades the Movie

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Taylor, Tone, and Young are three friends, reunited in bleak, post-WWI Germany, who meet and befriend Sullavan, a tubercular beauty. Reluctant to marry because of her health, she's finally persuaded to wed Taylor, amidst the country's increasing unrest. Tragedy strikes Sullavan and the politicized Young and the two remaining comrades face an uncertain future. Bleak but forceful and passionate drama. Sullavan's performance is superb. Based on the novel by Erich Maria Remarque. Fitzgerald's script was heavily re-written because both Sullavan and producer Mankiewicz found his approach too literary with unspeakable dialogue.


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Available on VHS
Running time 99 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Drama, Tragedy, Postwar, Period Piece: 1940s, Germany
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Edward Paramore
Robert Taylor, Margaret Sullavan, Robert Young, Franchot Tone, Lionel Atwill, Guy Kibbee, Henry Hull, George Zucco, Monty Woolley, Charley Grapewin, Spencer Charters, Sarah Padden
Joseph Ruttenberg
Frank Borzage
Franz Waxman
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Joseph L. Mankiewicz


N.Y. Film Critics 1938: Actress (Sullavan).

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