A moving drama which realistically depicts the horrors and evil of war. A youthful combatant in the first World War finds himself in a hospital bed with both of his arms and legs amputated.
1971 - Cannes - Jury Prize Winner
Jason Robards - Oscar Winning American Film and Stage Actor, ALL THE PRESIDE
Jason Robards Jr. - Oscar Winning American Film and Stage Actor, ALL THE PRESIDE
Timothy Bottoms - Actor, Pres. George W. Bush impersonator/actor
Dalton Trumbo - American Screenwriter/Hw 10
Robert Rich - American Screenwriter/Hw 10
Hugo Butler - American Screenwriter/Hw 10
Donald Sutherland - Canadian Actor
Don "Red" Barry - Actor/Director; did mostly westerns
Donald Barry - Actor/Director; did mostly westerns
Diane Varsi - American Actress/1960s
Marsha Hunt - American actress
Eduard Franz - American Character Actor
Bruce Campbell - American actor/producer, THE EVIL DEAD
William P. Dornisch - Editor
Harold Michelson - Production Designer
Peter Brocco - Actor/"Twilight Zone..."
Eric Christmas - Actor/"Phil. Experiment"
Jerry Fielding - American Composer\D. 1980
Jules Brenner - American Cinematographer
A soldier emerges from World War I so horribly wounded and disfigured -- his legs and arms amputated, his sight and face destroyed -- that he wishes only to die.
"[I]t's a delicate and lyrical affair, full of evocative and stylised flashbacks. There are some wonderful scenes of Bottoms with Jason Robards..." - 09/01/2004 Sight and Sound, p.96-7
"[D]riven by an acute, angry intelligence. Hard to forget." - 09/01/2004 Uncut, p.142
"Trumbo spares viewers the full gruesomeness of his physical state, but hides nothing of the mental toll....The film refuses to treat war as an abstraction..." - 04/08/2009 A.V. Club