Four In A Jeep: Director's Cut
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This is the story of one of those jeep patrols and the refugees that want to escape to the West and out of the Russian Zone.
Not an Academy Award winner, however it is an important piece of history back when the Russians tried to rule Europe and the West tried to prevent it.
What makes this movie memorable is the fantastic location shooting and the beautiful allure of Swedish actress Viveca Lindfors.
Under the production staff of:
Leopold Lindtberg [Director]
Lazar Wechsler [Producer]
Richard Schweizer [Original Story & Screenplay]
Robert Blum [Original Score]
Emil Berna [Cinematographer]
Hermann Haller [Film Editor]
Werner Schlichting [Art Director]
1. Ralph Meeker [aka: Ralph Rathgeber]
Date of Birth: 21 November 1920 - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Date of Death: 5 August 1988 - Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California
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Be aware also that the joint Swiss-American production has a lot of non-English dialogue, which is not very well subtitled.
I agree with the other reviewers who admire the location shooting in Vienna and make favourable comparisons with The Third Man. In some ways, this film is a superior document of those times; the scenes at the railway station where families are greeting returning ex-POWs are very powerful. Viveca Lindfors, who plays the faithful wife waiting for her husband to be released, gives a convincing and nuanced performance in a role that binds the documentary and dramatic elements of the film.
The DVD contains, as an extra, a propaganda film made in 1945 for US servicemen stationed in occupied Germany, explaining why they must never trust Germans. It is an interesting document of its time, although the transfer is awful (jerky images).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Although the poor sound certainly leaves much to be desired, this remains an interesting movie capturing a specific period during the years immediately following WWII. Read morePublished on January 25, 2013 by Kenneth R. Kadan
Picture quality of this VCI DVD is okay, what I have seen of it, but unfortunately I have never been able to complete watching it on the three occasions I have tried, due to the... Read morePublished on December 21, 2012 by Jeff K