Bitter Victory (1957)
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as Capt. Leith
as Maj. David Brand
as Jane Brand
as Gen. Paterson
as Lt. Col. Callander
as Sgt. Barney
as Lt. Barton
as Lt. Sanders
as Pvt. Wilkins
as Pvt. Berowing
as Pvt. Spicer
as Pvt. Anderson
as Sgt. Dunnigan
as Col. Lutze
as Pvt. Roberts
as Lt. Kassel
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Critic Reviews for Bitter Victory
Nicholas Ray's direction of black-and-white CinemaScope, that freak child of the 50s, is consistently brilliant in this raw, confused masterpiece.
Contemplating the dangerous games men play with macho self-images, this survives as one of Ray's greatest works.
Fine thesping by Richard Burton leads a series of top performances by other members of large cast.
Audience Reviews for Bitter Victory
one of ray's more neglected films, it's a stunning black and white widescreen character study of the intense struggle between two british officers on a hopeless mission in the libyan desert. i somehow never realized before that richard burton was hot at one point in time
Stark drama of principles in wartime. Excellent performances from the three leads. Ruth Roman's part is small but integral to the plot and she makes the most of it.
Burton is strong as is Ray's direction, but this story just falls flat
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