This blog reviews war movies with special emphasis on historical accuracy.
Friday, June 16, 2017
Picture, Quote, Movie #17
"Well, the tank's broke, and they're trying to
WHAT MOVIE? Itwas released in 1943, two months after the surrender of Italy. It is dedicated to the IV Armored Division which was training in the Borego Desert of California where the movie was filmed. The Army provided equipment for the production including the M3 Lee tank. Most of the Germans are played by American tankers. The movie is based on an incident in the Soviet photoplay “The Thirteen”. It earned three Oscar nominations – Sound, Cinematography, and Supporting Actor (J. Carrol Naish).