Bitter victory

Directed by: Nicholas Ray, USA, France, 1957

USA, France, 1957
Plakatmotiv Bitter victory, © Columbia Pictures Corporation, stills by Jean d'Eaubonne

Cast and Credits

Production Columbia Pictures Corporation
Producer Paul Graetz
Ausführender Produzent Paul Graetz
Paul Graetz
Director Nicholas Ray
Assistant Director Nicholas Ray
Edouard Luntz
Script Supervisor Lucie Lichtig
Scenario Nicholas Ray
René Hardy
Gavin Lambert
Paul Gallico
Vladimir Pozner [(not credited)]
Raymond Queneau [Franz. version]
Based on René Hardy [(novel)]
Director of Photography Michel Kelber
Composer Maurice Le Roux
Editor Léonide Azar [(as Leonide Azar)]
Art Director Jean d'Eaubonne
Stand Photos Jean d'Eaubonne
Cast Curd Jürgens [Major Brand]
Richard Burton [Captain Leith]
Ruth Roman [Jane Brand]
Raymond Pellegrin [Mokrane]
Anthony Bushell [General Paterson]
Alfred Burke [Lt. Colonel Callander]
Sean Kelly [Lieutenant Barton]
Sean Kelly [Private Roberts]
Sean Kelly [Private Spicer (as Joe Davray)]
Sean Kelly [Lieutenant Sanders (as Ramon De Larrocha)]
Raoul Delfosse [Lieutenant Kassel]
Nigel Green [Private Wilkins]
Harry Landis [Private Browning]
Christopher Lee [Sergeant Barney]
Christopher Lee [Colonel Lutze]
Christian Melsen [Private Abbot]
Christian Melsen [Sergeant Dunnigan]
Christian Melsen [Private Anderson]

Technical specifications
Shooting Period: 15 February - 19 April 1957
Locations or Studios: Studios de la Victorine; Tripolis
Category: Feature Film
Technical Details: Format: 35 mm, Cinemascope - Ratio: Cinemascope - Black and White,Length: 97 minutes
Sound System: Mono
First Screening: August 28, 1957 in Venice Film Festival
Survival Status: Prints of this picture exist
Szenenphoto aus Bitter victory, © Columbia Pictures Corporation, stills by Jean d'Eaubonne

Szenenphoto aus Bitter victory, © Columbia Pictures Corporation, stills by Jean d'Eaubonne
Szenenphoto aus Bitter victory, © Columbia Pictures Corporation, stills by Jean d'Eaubonne
Remarks and general Information in German: Bitter Victory spielt in Lybien während des 2. weltkriegs und schildert die Rivalität zwischen dem charismatischen Captain Leith (Richard Burton) und seinem Vorgesetzten Major Brand (Curd Jürgens). Die beiden Männer werden auf eine Mission geschickt, um Geheimdokumente zurückzuholen. Doch vor ihrer Abreise entdeckt Brand, dass seine Frau eine Liaison mit seinem Untergebenen unterhält. - Nicholas Ray zeigt, wie auf Grund des Konflikts seine Protagonisten zu kleinlichem Argwohn und hohler Rhetorik Zuflucht nehmen. Ein Meisterwerk über die Absurdität des Krieges. (Locarno Festival Katalog 2006)

Längenangabe laut Katalog Locarno 2006: 102 Minuten
Länge der französischen Version: 97 min
Englische Version: 90 min
USA Version: 82 min

General Information

Bitter victory is a motion picture produced in the year 1957 as a USA, France production. The Film was directed by Nicholas Ray, with Curd Jürgens, Richard Burton, Ruth Roman, Raymond Pellegrin, Anthony Bushell, in the leading parts. We have currently no synopsis of this picture on file; There are no reviews of Bitter victory available.

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