Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1970
AuthorsSchaffner, Franklin J.
Running Time172 min
Date Released04/1970
Distributor20th Century Fox
CountryUnited States
Publication Languageenglish

This Oscar-winning film examines the theatricality of war through the maniacal brilliance of General George C. Patton during World War II. From campaigns in North Africa to Italy and Germany, Patton ruthlessly pursues the Germans. His love of war mentally and physically taxes his soldiers and costs him command of the Allied invasion of northern France. Patton's overt militarism served as an anti-war message in early 1970s America.


George C. Scott

Karl Malden

Michael Bates

Karl Michael Vogler


Produced by Frank McCarthy

Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner

Written by Francis Ford Coppola and Edmund H. North

Cinematography by Fred Koenekamp

Edited by Hugh S. Fowler

Music by Jerry Goldsmith


Biography, Drama, War

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Selected for preservation by the Library of Congress in 2003 as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant"

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