PATTON (Theatrical Release USA 1970)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.9|5.0 Starsìììì

Patton—a masterpiece—shows actor George C. Scott at his best, a perfect casting choice for General George S. Patton in this classic World War II film. One of the best directed films you will see partly because Director Franklin J. Schaffner seems to have permitted George C. Scott complete freedom to explore his role and it completely worked in this film.


The biographical film follows General Patton’s World War II career from North Africa to the invasion of Sicily to France and into Germany.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Producer Frank McCarthy for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: General Omar N. Bradley (Karl Malden), Captain Chester B. Hansen (Stephen Young), Brigadier General Hobart Carver (Michael Strong), General Bradley’s Driver (Carey Loftin), Moroccan Minister (Albert Dumortier), and Lieutenant Colonel Henry Davenport (Frank Latimore).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The film is well-written, well-acted, action-packed, and well depicts interplay between the military elite during war.

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