Patton Movie Review 1970

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Lengthy but stellar bio of the vain, temperamental American general who masterminded significant combat triumphs during WWII. "Old Blood and Guts," who considered himself an 18th-century commander living in the wrong era, produced victory after victory in North Africa and Europe, but not without a decided impact upon his troops. Scott is truly magnificent in the title role, and Malden shines in the supporting role of General Omar Bradley. Not a subtle film, but neither is its subject. Interesting match-up with the 1986 TV movie "The Last Days of Patton," also starring Scott.


Home Vision Cinema, c/o Image Entertainment, 20525 Nordhoff St., Ste. 200, Chatsworth, CA 91311, URL:

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 171 minutes.

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World War II, Biopics: Military, True Stories, Big Battles, Patriotism & Paranoia, Military: Army, Top Grossing Films of 1970
Francis Ford Coppola, Edmund H. North
George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Stephen Young, Michael Strong, Frank Latimore, James Edwards, Lawrence (Larry) Dobkin, Michael Bates, Tim Considine, Edward Binns, John Doucette, Morgan Paull, Siegfried Rauch, Paul Stevens, Richard Muench
Fred W. Koenekamp
Franklin J. Schaffner
Jerry Goldsmith
20th Century-Fox, Frank McCarthy


Oscars 1970: Actor (Scott), Art Dir./Set Dec., Director (Schaffner), Film Editing, Picture, Sound, Story & Screenplay; AFI 1998: Top 100; Directors Guild 1970: Director (Schaffner); Golden Globes 1971: Actor--Drama (Scott); Natl. Bd. of Review 1970: Actor (Scott), Natl. Film Reg. 2003;; N.Y. Film Critics 1970: Actor (Scott); Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1970: Actor (Scott); Writers Guild 1970: Orig. Screenplay.

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