About

Joe, a young American soldier, is hit by a mortar shell on the last day of World War I. He lies in a hospital bed in a fate worse than death - a quadruple amputee who has lost his arms, legs, eyes, ears, mouth and nose. Unbeknown to his doctors, he remains conscious and able to think, thereby reliving his life through strange dreams and memories and unable to distinguish whether he is awake or dre...

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15
Directed by

Dalton Trumbo

Written by

Dalton Trumbo (Writer)

Runtime

111 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

The most shattering experience you'll ever live.

Cast

Keywords

world war i deaf-mute experiment mute u.s. army amputation deafness blindness and impaired vision infantry wounded

Lists

#989 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?