His blood stains the hands of a cabal of bold conspirators, led by famed general Marcus Brutus—whom Caesar once called a friend. Have these self-proclaimed liberators bravely slain a power-mad tyrant or brutally murdered the beloved Father of Rome? For two men whose bonds of friendship, family, and fidelity to the emperor are unbreakable, the shocking assassination is nothing less than treason. And those responsible must pay with their lives.
The film focuses on General George S. Patton played by George C. Seventh and Third armies. Frank McCarthy —a staff officer with Gen.
Marshall during World War II and a Hollywood producer after the war, knew Patton and regarded his story as eminently screen-worthy. When he proposed a Patton film to his boss, Darryl F.
Zanuck, at 20th Century Fox in OctoberZanuck gave the go-ahead, but it would be another 19 years before the project came to fruition. Ordeal and Triumph provided a source copious enough upon which to base a biopic without recourse to family sources.
Coppola wisely made two tactical decisions early on that allowed him to create a fine script. John Wayne badly wanted to play Patton but his utterly dissimilar appearance, laconic manner, and narrow range as an actor made him a poor choice to play the shorter, more volatile, and markedly more educated and intelligent Patton.
Scott then proceeded to do exhaustive research on Patton, watching newsreels and reading and re-reading every Patton biography in order to master his character. In the meantime Wyler dropped out as director and was replaced by Frank Schaffner Planet of the Apes.
By earlyafter five years of shuffling and reshuffling, Frank McCarthy finally had a script, a star, and a director. Production Principal photography began outside of Segovia, Spain, on 1 February The winter scenes in Belgium were actually shot near Segovia.
The scene depicting Patton driving up to an ancient city that is implied to be Carthage was actually shot in the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Volubilis in northwest Morocco. Scottin full military regalia, strides on to a stage at some undisclosed location in Europe during World War II.
The film proper begins with the humiliating American defeat at the Battle of the Kasserine Pass 19 February —25 February Upon his arrival, he cracks down on the soldiers and enforces rules, for example, demanding that soldiers wear ties and fining a cook for not wearing his Army-issue uniform.
Coningham apologizes and promises Patton that he will see no more German planes. Seconds later Luftwaffe planes bomb and strafe the area, and Patton emerges from cover to fire his. Jenson Morgan Paullis killed in the battle. Codman Paul Stevens replaces him.
Their superior officer, Gen.
All land without a hitch, but the Allied advance is sluggish, and Patton takes matters into his own hands. Going against his superiors, Patton leads his men to Palermo in the northwest, then continues on to Messina, outpacing Montgomery to their objective 17 August Lucian Truscott John Doucette.
While on a visit to a field hospital early August crowded with battle casualties, Patton sees a shaken soldier weeping Tim Considine. Angrily labeling the soldier a coward, Patton assaults him and threatens to kill him, then concludes the interaction by insisting that the soldier return to the frontline.
When Eisenhower learns of the incident, he relieves Patton of his command and orders him to offer apologies to the wronged soldier, to all occupants of the field hospital, and to his command, one unit at a time.
Eisenhower also sidelines Patton during the D-Day landings 6 Juneplacing him in command of the phantom First U. Army Group in southeast England as a decoy, which works; German Col.
Afraid he will miss out on the rest of the war, Patton pleads with his former subordinate, Omar Bradley, for a leadership role, and he is put in charge of the Third Army. After Germany capitulates 5 MayPatton, through an interpreter, insults a Russian general to his face at a postwar dinner.
The Russian amuses Patton by insulting him in kind, and the two officers proceed to have a drink together. Later, Patton makes the mistake of comparing the Nazi Party to American political parties.
Patton is then seen away from the war, talking his dog, Willie. Scott won the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of General Patton, but declined to accept the award on the grounds that acting should not be treated as a competitive enterprise.
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