Three Comrades (1938)

Three Comrades (1938)

 

Three Comrades

Three Comrades

The movie was directed by Frank Borzage an old silent movie star turned director. He directed “A Farewell to Arms” with Gary Cooper.

The movie is about three ex-German soldiers, that stick together after WWI. The three are Gottfried (Robert Young), Otto (Franchot Tone) and Erich (Robert Taylor). Erich falls in love with mysterious  Patricia (Margaret Sullavan).

The movie has it all preaching, action, love story and tragedy. Lot’s of long speeches, with stares into space. Really wanted to like this movie. There are moments where the dialog is fantastic, but it just doesn’t cover up for the rest of the movie. The end had me rolling my eyes are reaching for the remote.

“Bring her flowers. Flowers cover everything, even graves.”

Considered a classic by many–didn’t see why 02/10