Twentieth Century Fox
The World War II phase of the career of the controversial American general, George S. Patton.
"Patton" is a 1970 American epic biographical DeLuxe Color war film about U.S. General George S. Patton during World War II. It stars George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Michael Bates and Karl Michael Vogler. It was directed by Franklin J. Schaffner from a script by Francis Ford Coppola and Edmund H. North, who based their screenplay on the biography "Patton: Ordeal and Triumph" by Ladislas Farago and Omar Bradley's memoir "A Soldier's Story". The film was shot in '65mm Dimension 150 filmstock' by cinematographer Fred J. Koenekamp and the music score was by Jerry Goldsmith.
in 2003, Patton was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant". The Academy Film Archive preserved Patton in 2003.
Release date: May 25, 1969
Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
Screenplay by: Francis Ford Coppola, Edmund H. North
Based on: The 1954 novel "Patton: Ordeal and Triumph", by Ladislas Farago,
& the 1961 novel "A Soldier's Story" by Omar N. Bradley
Music: Jerry Goldsmith
Cinematography: Fred J. Koenekamp
Edited by: Hugh Fowler
Cast: George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Michael Bates and Karl Michael Vogler
Distributed by: Twentieth Century Fox