Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|For the Boys The Last Days of Patton/At War With the Army/In Which We Serve/Soldier's Revenge|
Actors: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis
Genres: Military & War
Mixed bag of military-related films
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 11/03/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"THE LAST OF PATTON (TV-1986) -
2.5 hours of made-for-TV agony both for the dying general and fans of George C. Scott's 1970 movie. After sustaining what would prove to be fatal injuries in a car crash, Gen. Patton lingers and in-between lucid moments he dreams of his youth, love and Great War tank exploits. Our pity gets so exhausted by this prolonged downhill ordeal that when Patton finally passes after his last unsuccessful battle all we can say with great relief is, "tanks."
AT WAR WITH THE ARMY (1950) -
Strictly for Martin & Lewis fans. Jerry's extra-annoying and Dean-o's so greasy he needs to lay out on a paper towel to drain in this military comedy stinker.
SOLDIER'S REVENGE (USA/Panama/Argentina-1984) -
Throwaway nonsense, a cooperative US/Central American picture. Here, John Saxon is a military-bashing ex-Nam copter pilot who's stampeded out of his small Texas hometown by angered locals. While exiting, Saxon meets a foreign lady at the local airport and agrees to fly her planeful of ordinance to the mythical country of San Florian, where the weapons will be exchanged for her kidnapped father. Low-budget crud is filled with bad writing, poor dubbing, and awful photography. Other than that, great movie!
IN WHICH WE SERVE (UK-1942) -
Best of the lot. Co-directed by David Lean and Noel Coward, it's a story told in flashback of the crew of a British destroyer sunk during the Battle of Crete. Survivors of the HMS Torrin cling to a life raft as we learn about them and the Royal Navy's self-imposed, traditional caste system. Strong ensemble includes Coward, Michael Wilding and in a stand-out performance, John Mills as an "Ordinary Seaman." His baby daughter Juliet appears briefly; Richard Attenborough has an uncredited "stoker" cameo. Highly recommended!"