Castle Keep
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This decidedly different war movie follows Maj. Abraham Falconer (Burt Lancaster), a tired, one-eyed Army officer, as he leads eight men into Belgium where they hope to take a much-needed rest at a 10th century castle. The master of the house, Henri Tixier (Jean-Pierre Aumont), welcomes them with a surprising degree of enthusiasm. Tixier is married to his young niece, Therese (Astrid Heeren), and the couple would like to have a child, but since Tixier is impotent, he has been unable to father one. He encourages Falconer to see if he can have better luck with Therese. The men under… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Apparent efforts to insert a fresh side of war by concentrating on some of its grim humor act more as a deterrent than a booster to interest."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"There are some deliberate and successful moments of comedy that do not undercut the seriousness of the war, but effectively accommodate the more absurd moments."
‑ , Hollywood Reporter
"Pollack's folly remains an intriguing curio in spite of its pretensions."
‑ , Time Out
"The dialog is very salty, but the action spotty."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"It's a sometimes funny and entertaining movie that accomplishes the dubious feat of being both anti and pro war at the same time."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
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