|Directed by||Frank Borzage|
|Screenplay by||F. Scott Fitzgerald|
Edward E. Paramore Jr.
|Based on||novel Three Comrades by Erich Maria Remarque|
|Produced by||Joseph L. Mankiewicz|
|Edited by||Frank Sullivan|
|Music by||Franz Waxman|
Three Comrades is a 1938 drama film directed by Frank Borzage and produced by Joseph L. Mankiewicz for MGM. The screenplay is by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Edward E. Paramore Jr., and was adapted from the novel Three Comrades by Erich Maria Remarque. It tells the story of the friendship of three young German soldiers following World War I, during the Weimar Republic and the rise of Nazism.
- Robert Taylor as Erich Lohkamp
- Margaret Sullavan as Patricia Hollmann
- Franchot Tone as Otto Koster
- Robert Young as Gottfried Lenz
- Guy Kibbee as Alfons
- Lionel Atwill as Breuer
- Henry Hull as Dr. Becker
- Charley Grapewin as Local Doctor
- Monty Woolley as Dr. Jaffe
Frank Nugent, critic for The New York Times, called Three Comrades "a beautiful and memorable film. Faithful to the spirit and, largely, to the letter of the novel, it has been magnificently directed, eloquently written, and admirably played." He praised nearly all of the main actors, particularly Sullavan ("Hers is a shimmering, almost unendurably lovely performance."), but was less impressed with Taylor ("who is good occasionally but more often is merely acceptable").
According to MGM records, the film earned $1,193,000 in the United States and Canada and $850,000 elsewhere, resulting in a profit of $472,000.
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