The Victors

Synopsis: War has no victors, only survivors. Killing destroys the killers as well as the killed; because it murders decency, self-respect and ultimately life itself. The story follows in the footsteps of a squad of young American solders from the early days of the Battle of Britain, through the fierce fighting in Italy and France, to the uneasy peace of Berlin.
Genre: Drama, War
Director(s): Carl Foreman
Production: Columbia Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
7.1
Year:
1963
175 min
5 Views

(GUNFIRE)

(CROWD SHOUTING)

(HITLER SPEAKING GERMAN)

(EXPLOSION)

(SHOUTING)

(MARCHING BAND MUSIC)

(PLANES OVERHEAD)

(GUNFIRE)

(BOMBS BEING DROPPED)

(GUNFIRE CONTINUES)

(MAN WHISTLING A TUNE)

(WHISTLING)

(AMBULANCE BELL IN DISTANCE)

(EXPLOSIONS)

(COMMENTATOR) In Washington,

President Roosevelt takes time out

from war and makes

a solemn promise to 300 delegates

of the International Youth Convention,

representing youth of the Free World,

Victory is essential.

but victory is not enough

for you or for us.

We must be sure

that when you have won victory,

you will not have to tell your children

that you fought in vain,

that you were betrayed.

We, here at home,

are supremely conscious

of our obligations to you

now and in the future.

We will not let you down.

(COMMENTATOR) Those famous

dancers from Radio City Music Hall

pay a visit to the Marine Corps Base

at Quantico,

These lovely ladies,

with an esprit de corps all their own,

get a personal tour

around the obstacle course,

The Marines show them the ropes

and the girls show the Marines

a thing or two,

The obstacle course

is no obstacle to them,

as one can see by their smiling faces,

The motto of these

long-stemmed roses seems to be,

"Come on in, fellas,

It's great to be a Marine, "

Combat cameramen captured typical

battle action in Sicily,

These official pictures

show what happened

when an American Infantry squad,

detailed to reconnoiter

a supposedly abandoned village,

find it held by German

rearguard detachments,

Pinned down at first

by machine-gun and mortar nests,

the G,I, 'S press forward,

In this brief but deadly engagement,

the final score, 1 American dead

against 1 2 enemy killed, 2 captured,

After the battle, rest for the weary,

Here are the men who are fighting

for us in Sicily,

Sergeant Joseph R Craig,

Scranton, Pennsylvania,

Private Albert Greenberg, Chicago,

Private Walter Keynoter, Denver,

Private George Baker, New York City,

Corporal Frank Chase, Los Angeles,

Private Theodore Rower,

Phoenix, Arizona,

Private Robert Brogan,

Joplin, Missouri,

and their prisoners,

two not-so-masterful members

of the master race,

Their conquering days are over,

A study in contrasts:

the vanquished and the victors,

(BOMB BLASTS IN DISTANCE)

(FOOTSTEPS)

All right, fall out.

No, hold it, hold it.

I'm going to give you 10 minutes.

And I don't want anybody getting lost.

I don't want any looting

and I don't want anybody

going in any houses.

They're full of booby traps.

I'm not gonna hang around here

to scrape any stupid idiot off a wall.

Is that clear?

Okay, fall out.

Anybody need any water,

give me your canteens.

I thought I said no looting.

Stupid idiots.

Where are the rest of you?

All right, get outside. Get a move on!

You know you can get shot for this?

Out! Out! Come on, move.

(SINGING)

(LAUGHING)

(SHOUTS) All right, children.

You stupid idiot, leave you in charge.

Everybody out! Come on, move!

(MUSIC PLAYING)

(GUNFIRE IN DISTANCE)

All right, let's go.

(SOFT MUSIC PLAYING ON RADIO)

Tonight the night, baker?

Leave him alone.

You know what, baker?

You're too nice to her.

Cut down on the groceries, just once,

you'll suddenly become attractive.

Talk, talk, talk.

Just shut up, you stupid idiot.

- I'm only trying to help.

- We don't need your help.

- So long.

- George.

You forgot the corned beef

and the chocolate.

(DOOR CLOSES)

It's not normal, you know?

If she don't wanna be like

the rest of them,

that's her business

and it's his business, it ain't yours.

(CHASE) He's been sitting on her

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Alexander Baron

Alexander Baron ((1917-12-04)4 December 1917 – (1999-12-06)6 December 1999) was a British author and screenwriter. He is best known for his highly acclaimed novel about D-Day entitled From the City from the Plough (1948) and his London novel The Lowlife (1963). more…

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