While touring an Army hospital, the General comes across a GI (Tim Considine) suffering from nervous fatigue. Considering the young man to be nothing but a slacker, Patton smacks him and orders him to get well in a hurry. This incident results in Patton losing his command and by extension, missing out on D-Day. Unabashedly flamboyant, Patton remains a valuable resource, but ultimately proves too much of a loose cannon in comparison to the more level-headed tactics of his old friend Omar Bradley (Karl Malden).
|Director:||Franklin J. Schaffner|
|Studio:||20th Century Fox|
|Cast:||George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Stephen Young, Michael Strong, Tim Considine, Frank Latimore|
|Writer(s):||Francis Ford Coppola, Edmund H. North|