Starring: George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Stephen Young and Karl Michael Vogler (partly filmed in Austria, with a Lipizzan in a supportive role)
This biography was partly filmed in Austria, with a Lipizzan in a supportive role as General Patton's horse. This is the classic movie about General George S. Patton, the man who ordered the rescue and protection of the Spanish Riding School. This film focuses on the volatile years of World War II.
This 2-disc Collector’s Edition features a commentary by Francis Ford Coppola who was the screenwriter, several documentaries about Patton, photo galleries, and the full musical score.
General Patton was a complex, cultured and intelligent man. He was a military historian, poet, superb fencer, Olympic athlete in the Pentathlon, and a gentleman. He believed that he had been a warrior in past lives, and that he was destined for something great during this lifetime. He was correct.
General Patton was also a great rider and horseman. This movie was filmed in Austria.
[TRIVIA: George S. Patton himself had severe dyslexia, a disorder unknown in his lifetime. In his early school years he learned by being read to and memorizing what he had heard. In his teens he learned to read and kept journals of his activities and thoughts, journals filled with misspelling but often profound and sensitive insights.]