Friday, June 16, 2017

Picture, Quote, Movie #17

"Well, the tank's broke, and they're trying to fix it..."

WHAT MOVIE?  It was 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).


  1. 1. Battleground (1949)
    2. Kelly's Heroes (1970)
    3. Sahara (1943)


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