The Young Lions Overview:

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): Humanity in Epic Scale

By 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 16, 2021 From 4 Star Films

The opening of Edward Dmytryk’s The Young Lions, based on Irvin Shaw’s titular novel, could be plucked out of an earlier picture like The Mortal Storm. It’s New Year’s Eve 1938 in Bavaria, Germany. Young lovers ski and frolic in the snow as locals make merry indoors. Marlon B... Read full article


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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Quotes from

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.


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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Facts about

Dean Martin was a close friend of Montgomery Clift. Martin was always grateful for the help Clift had given him while filming The Young Lions - Martin's first major dramatic role - and he would accompany him to parties after the rest of Hollywood had disowned him due to his increasing addictions to drugs and alcohol.
Marlon Brando's son whose birth name was Christian Brando See: Christian Brando was named (first name) after Marlon Brando's character in this movie, Lt. Christian Diestl, who was a production baby during this movie. Some reports also state he was named after Marlon Brando's friend, Christian Marquand.
This film attracted averse criticism from film critics for its portrayal of a sympathetic Nazi character.
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