Three Comrades (film)

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Three Comrades
Original film poster
Directed by Frank Borzage
Produced by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Screenplay by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Edward E. Paramore Jr.
Based on novel Three Comrades by Erich Maria Remarque
Starring Robert Taylor
Margaret Sullavan
Franchot Tone
Robert Young
Music by Franz Waxman
Cinematography Joseph Ruttenberg
Edited by Frank Sullivan
Distributed by MGM
Release dates
  • June 2, 1938 (1938-06-02) (New York)
Running time
100 min
Language English
Budget $839,000[1]
Box office $2,043,000[1][2]

Three Comrades 1938 is a 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 and the beginning rise of Nazism.

The film stars Robert Taylor, Margaret Sullavan, Franchot Tone, and Robert Young. Sullavan was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress.



According to MGM records the film earned $1,193,000 in the US and Canada and $850,000 elsewhere resulting in a profit of $472,000.[2]


  1. ^ a b The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .
  2. ^ a b Scott Eyman, Lion of Hollywood: The Life and Legend of Louis B. Mayer, Robson, 2005 p 277

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