Dir: Franklin J. Schaffner
Cast: George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Stephen Young
171mins   1970   US   PG   English   

Part of Robert's Genre Club

Winner of seven 1970 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor for George C. Scott, Patton is a riveting portrayal of one of the twentieth century's greatest military geniuses. As rebellious as he was brilliant, George Patton was the only general truly feared by the Nazis, yet his own volatile personality was the one enemy he could never defeat.

'The film lays bare the roots of Patton's lust for power in his willingness to sacrifice everything to his vaunting ego, a trait which is mirrored in George C Scott's superb performance' - Phil Hardy, Time Out


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