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.
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).
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The image is ok, but the sound quality is terrible, and most of the dialogue is impossible to understand. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Quality Reviewer
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
My father in law heard of the book and was wondering if there was anyway he could get the dvd. I told him I could probably find it on Amazon and sure enough there it was. Read morePublished on January 28, 2012 by Rick (back home from Katrina)