Bitter Victory Overview:

Bitter Victory (1957) was a Action - Drama Film directed by Nicholas Ray and produced by Paul Graetz.


Tense WWII drama pits Jurgens against Rommel's German Afrika Korps - and one of his subordinates (Burton), who had an affair with his wife. Unusual Ray picture with international cast and production.

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By Dan Day Jr. on Jan 15, 2017 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

Last fall I purchased a DVD set of 5 war movies produced by Mill Creek Entertainment. The five films included in the set are BITTER VICTORY, THE PRISONER, COMMANDOS STRIKE AT DAWN, CASTLE KEEP, and YOUNG WINSTON. I wouldn't call any of these films outstanding--YOUNG WINSTON is probably the best of t... Read full article

Bitter Victory (1957)

By Beatrice on Jun 25, 2016 From Flickers in Time

Bitter Victory Directed by Nicholas Ray Written by Rene Hardy, Nicholas Ray, and Gavin Lambert from Hardy’s novel 1957/France/USA Columbia Pictures Corporation/Transcontinental Films/Robert Laffont Productions First viewing/Netflix rental I wasn’t crazy about this one. The setting is ... Read full article

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Capt. Leith: You have the Christian decency that forbids killing a dying man, but approves the work of the sharpshooter.

Capt. Leith: [on mercy-shooting one badly wounded soldier, and trying to save another who dies] I killed the living, and I saved the dead.

Capt. Leith: You're afraid to go in and kill with your bare hands. That's what makes a soldier and destroys you as a man.

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Upon seeing this at the Venice Film Festival, Jean-Luc Godard said his iconic statement "Le cinema, c'est Nicholas Ray (The cinema is Nicholas Ray)."
In March 1958, this film was being shown on a double bill with Cell 2455 Death Row.
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