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General: Minor Films  
TitleVictors, The (1963)
Alternative/Original Title
DisabilityGeneral
CountryUSA
Length156
GenreWar
Rating3
DirectorCarl Foreman
CastVince Edwards George Hamilton Eli Wallach Albert Finney Meline Mercouri George Peppard Jeanne Moreau
NotesB/W An American slice of the war with an anti-war message. When I saw this film at the time it came out I was very impressed especially by the scene when a 'cowardly' soldier is shot by a firing squad to the soundtrack of Bing Crosby singing White Christmas. Now its episodic progress gets stuck in the mud and the acting is pretty awful even Mme. Moreau looks wooden. The trouble is that the film is really a series of tableaux without a strong story to hold it all together. The leader of the Free French is scarred with a patch over one eye. Sgt. Craig played by Eli Wallach has lost part of his face. He's so ashamed that he shouts at a visitor, Cpl Chase, to get out of the room. There's an international cast but for some reason a Russian soldier is played by the British actor Albert Finney, maybe it was the Cold War.

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