Bitter Victory

Bitter Victory
Bitter Victory
  • NR
  • 1h 42m
  • 1958
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A World War II drama starring Richard Burton (Academy Award(r) nomination for Best Actor, Equus, 1977 and Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf?, 1966) and Curt Jurgens (The Spy Who Loved Me) as Captain Leith and Major Brand, a pair of British Army officers assigned to execute a daring commando raid on the Libyan stronghold of General Rommel. Before the mission even begins, the tension between the two is evident, a situation that is only exacerbated when Brand learns that Leith was once romantically involved with his wife, Jane (Ruth Roman, TV's Knott's Landing ). Once the operation is underway, Brand's cowardice forced Leith to step in and kill a German soldier. This act only adds to Brand's hatred for his second-in-command and as it grows, a series of disasters threaten the men and the success of their mission. Who will live, who will die, and what price honor?
© 1957 , renewed 1985 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Variety Staff

Fine thesping by Richard Burton leads a series of top performances by other members of large cast.

June 21, 2017
Time Out

The title tells all.

June 21, 2017
Peter Bradshaw

The whole picture, deeply pessimistic and subversive, exerts a fierce grip.

June 21, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Action
  • Release Date:March 1, 1958
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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