Bartlett remarks that Woodruff has too much to lose if he makes the whole affair public, but as the film ends, Woodruff calls the commanding general, Gen. There are shots from above and diagonal views and deep focuses. Instead, he snaps and is psychiatrist couch-bound. Palance and Albert are superb. Palance is just great, so ruggedly masculine you feel he might well be made of granite! The contrasting character is Jack Palance who is the lead character.
Costas is shocked, shocked to find that Cooney pulls a Cooney. The fact that it is relatively unknown and did not do well at the box office shows that Americans were not yet ready for this type of flag furler. Bernstein's leg is broken when a beam falls on it. Costa surmises that as Bartlett is from the same town as Cooney, whose father is a powerful judge, it is unlikely he will remove Cooney from his post. It is almost the perfect package with Palance delivering a commanding performance full of depth to marry Aldrich's rich vision and Biroc's cinematography. Due to the nature of the film, which cast some officers as either cowards or manipulators, the refused to grant production assistance.
After the disaster on the battlefield, Costa, along with Lt. Joe Costa radios his captain, Erskine Cooney, to provide cover while a squad led by Sgt. Bartlett promotes Harry, and the men tell Bartlett that Cooney died trying to return to the company. But rankling grievances that have been festering just below the surface erupt, and things turn sour. A depleted American platoon led by Lt. Costa simply cannot contain his anger over the Aachen affair.
Cooney further earns his subordinates' disrespect when he beats the defenseless Otto, and Bartlett, who has just arrived, reprimands him for failing to send in his entire company to take Lommel. It's clear from the beginning that Cooney is a whackjob, and Costa is perfectly sane. Aldrich never saw the play on stage but had read it and liked what it said about war. Harry then warns Bartlett of his intention to report the colonel and Cooney to their superiors, if he survives the next battle. Cooney's inexperience and his open contempt for Costa threaten the lives of his men as they draw closer to Battle of the Bulge. The rest of the men manage to get back to town, though Ricks James Goodwin is killed.
Ultimately we may even sympathise with and feel pity for Cooney, who's the wrong man in the wrong place at the wrong time. The enemy as it is presented in Attack! As a result, the German Army is now approaching their position. His climactic scene is one of the most harrowing ever put on film. In a battle set outside a Belgian city, Lt. He certainly was a good actor who could play anything. You just know that at some point things will boil over with Costa eventually having enough of Cooney and doing something he might regret. Cooney sobs after Bartlett leaves, whimpering that he will never measure up to his father.
Wikimedia Commons has media related to. The judge's influence could be very useful to Bartlett's post-war political ambitions. Kudos to Eddie Albert a war hero, as were Palance and Marvin for daringly playing against type. His character, whilst extremely charismatic, in a homely yet gung-ho way, is damaged by the war. They try to get out, but the way is blocked.
Based on a play Fragile Fox that was on Broadway during the early Fifties, Attack is one of the best war films ever made. The acting throughout this finely crafted movie is spot on, with outstanding work from the always-underrated actor Palance. They then take turns shooting Cooney's body themselves, all except Snowden, who has gone to see if the Germans heard the shots. Director Aldrich bought the rights when he failed to obtain those for 's and 's. His camera shoots through barriers and doorways.
The same cannot be said for Attack! It is brilliantly directed many scenes are almost unbearable in their naked dramatic truth. First use of the word charm in a review of this movie. When do concepts like 'bravery' and 'cowardice' cease to have meaning? He then suffers one of the best woundings in war movie history. Cooney is immovable, however, so Costa demands he and Harry promise that they will send support if needed. Lee Marvin was a combat marine who got shot in that war, too.