Patton (1970) Movie poster and book cover compared.

Patton

Franklin J. Schaffner, 1970

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Patton: Ordeal and Triumph
Ladislas Farago, 1963

Patton is a movie directed by Franklin J. Schaffner in 1970 and based on the book Patton: Ordeal and Triumph by Ladislas Farago, first published in 1963. The movie features George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Stephen Young, Michael Bates, Michael Strong, James Edwards, and others.

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RATING

7.9

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Movie Poster: Patton (Franklin J. Schaffner, 1970)

8.6

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Book Cover: Patton: Ordeal and Triumph (Ladislas Farago, 1963)

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Storyline

General George S. Patton addresses an unseen audience of American troops to raise their morale, focusing in particular on the value placed on winning by American society. Patton is bitterly disappointed to learn that Erwin Rommel, commander of the German-Italian Panzer Army, was on medical leave, but Codman suggests that: If you’ve defeated Rommel’s plan, you’ve defeated Rommel.

Movie vs Book

Poster of Patton, the 1970 movie by Franklin J. Schaffner

Year

1970

Minutes

172

Movie Rate

7.90

Source: IMDb

Cover of Patton: Ordeal and Triumph, the 1963 book by Ladislas Farago

Year

1963

Pages

896

Book Rate

8.62

S: Goodreads

Book

Patton: Ordeal and Triumph

Country: Hungary

First published in: 1963

Length: 896 pages

Genre: Biography

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