A young American soldier (Timothy Bottoms) is wounded by a mortar shell on the last day of World War I. He lies in a hospital bed as a quadruple amputee who has lost his arms, legs, eyes, ears, mouth, and nose. He remains conscious and able to think, thereby reliving his life through strange dreams, memories, and conversations with Jesus (Donald Sutherland), unable to distinguish whether he is awake or dreaming. Dalton Trumbo, author of the famous 1930s antiwar book of the same name wrote and directed this film adaptation. In 1947, he refused to testify before a congressional committee investigating alleged Communist infiltration of the film industry. Jason Robards, Marsha Hunt, and Diane Varsi costar.
Donald Sutherland,Jason Robards,Timothy Bottoms
A young World War I veteran learns to cope with the loss of all of his limbs. Good cast in a powerful story!