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The Young Lions (1958) was a War - Drama Film directed by Edward Dmytryk and produced by Al Lichtman.

Academy Awards 1958 --- Ceremony Number 31 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best CinematographyJoe MacDonaldNominated
Best Music - ScoringHugo FriedhoferNominated
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The Young Lions (1958)

By Beatrice on Aug 23, 2016 From Flickers in Time

The Young Lions Directed by Edward Dmytryk Written by Edward Anhalt from a novel by Irwin Shaw 1958/USA Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation First viewing/YouTube rental As usual, Marlon Brando is the standout in parallel stories that examine the personal lives of German?and American soldiers d... Read full article


The Young Lions (1958)

on Sep 4, 2015 From Journeys in Classic Film

Cinematic misfires can happen in Hollywood. Cleopatra is a great example. Take A-list stars, add an exorbitant budget and you’ll have an instant hit, right? I appreciate Cleopatra?(1963), but I can agree there are big issues that some recasting and other changes could have maybe improved upon.... Read full article


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Capt. Hardenberg: The German army is invincible because it is an army that obeys orders. Any order. No matter how distasteful. It has no sentimentalists, no moralists, no individualists. You will have no future in it if you don't understand that. You may have no future at all if you oppose it. I trouble to tell you this because you have a fine record. You will be a creative soldier, once you get all this "thinking" knocked out of you.


Capt. Hardenberg: [two Nazi officers, escaping on a motorcycle in the middle of the endless desert] Don't fall asleep, damn you. Talk! Talk to me!
Lt. Christian Diestl: [confused] Uh, I wish I was back in Austria! I wish I was back in the snow... in the winter... in the mountains...
Capt. Hardenberg: [impatient] Not like that! Talk about something else!
Lt. Christian Diestl: [amused] Can I talk about what I did with your wife the last time I was in Berlin?


Michael Whiteacre: Look, I've read all the books. I know that in 10 years we'll be bosom friends with the Germans and the Japanese. Then I'll be pretty annoyed that I was killed.


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According to The New York Times, "several concessions to the censors and the box-office were made in adapting Irwin Shaw's bestseller The Young Lions to the screen."
According to the book 'Twentieth Century-Fox: A Corporate and Financial History ' by Aubrey Solomon, the production filming of "The Young Lions had the misfortune to hit torrential rains in almost every location and was even struck by a locust plague, causing delays which amounted to $1.3 million, almost 50 per cent of the original budget."
"The Young Lions" novel to which this film was based was it's author's Irwin Shaw's first novel and it was first published in 1949, about nine years before this film was made.
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