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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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Michael Whiteacre: Sometimes I think I give off a scent or something, you know, rouses the female.
Noah Ackerman: Hmm?
Michael Whiteacre: Those girls.
Noah Ackerman: Where?
Michael Whiteacre: Oh now wait a minute. You mean to tell me that you didn't--Oh your antenna's turned off.
Noah Ackerman: No, I frankly didn't notice.
Michael Whiteacre: Oh, you're sick.
Michael Whiteacre: Have you ever had a girl?
Noah Ackerman: Have I ever had a girl?
Michael Whiteacre: That's what I thought!


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?


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.


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"The Young Lions" novel that this film is based on was based on author Irwin Shaw's experiences in Europe during the Second World War. During World War II, Shaw was a warrant officer in the United States Army.
This movie is credited as being a comeback movie for Dean Martin after his split with Jerry Lewis.
This film attracted averse criticism from film critics for its portrayal of a sympathetic Nazi character.
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