The Young Lions Poster

Release Date: October 31st, 2004

DVD Release Date: May 21st, 2002

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 47 min

Plot Summary
Three soldiers endure the crucible of World War II. Christian Diestl (Marlon Brando) is a ski instructor turned Nazi lieutenant whose initial enthusiasm for Hitler is vanishing, Noah Ackerman (Montgomery Clift) is a Jewish-American grunt who fights to overcome prejudice in his own unit, and Michael Whiteacre (Dean Martin) is a Broadway crooner who uses his connections to avoid combat, only to later feel guilty about it. Near the end of the war, all three cross paths at a concentration camp.

Cast: Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, Dean Martin, Hope Lange, Barbara Rush, Maximilian Schell, May Britt, Lee Van Cleef

Director: Edward Dmytryk

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Twentieth Century Fox

Keywords: London, Brooding, Transformation, Rivalry, 1940s


Nominated Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1958)
Nominated Sound
Nominated Cinematography (Black-and-White)
Nominated Foreign Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1958)
Nominated Promoting International Understanding
Nominated Music (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)