After a US defeat in 1943 at the Battle of Kasserine Pass, George Patton assumes command of (and instills some much-needed discipline in) the American forces. Patton commands the II Corps in North Africa and excels militarily. Engaged in battle against Germany's Field Marshal Rommel (Karl Michael Vogler), Patton drives back "The Desert Fox" by using the German's own tactics. Promoted to Lieutenant General, Patton is sent to Sicily, where he engages in a personal war of egos with British Field Marshal Montgomery (Michael Bates). Performing brilliantly in Italy, Patton seriously jeopardizes his future with a single slap.
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The movie begins with an opening line of "Ten-hut!", without showing the 20th Century-Fox logo, or any other indication that the film is starting. At military bases across the US theater owners reported that soldiers in the audience would often stand up and snap to attention when they heard the opening line, assuming it to be a real call to attention. Read More