Wartime: Good Soldier Likes War Refugee Woman; Bad Soldier Gets Her, Ruins Her

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During the war, US soldiers stationed in some war-torn European town. At the tavern where the boys are gathered, there sits an attractive youngish (~18-20) woman alone at a table. She lives in this town, her whole family is dead, and she is living alone in their family house nearby. She speaks no English. She is in a kind of numb shock, and it’s generally known that whoever walks her home can “have” her. They let “Jones” – the shy guy – do it because he is attracted to her. Jones (or whatever his name is) really kind of likes her, but he is a gentleman and also a bit shy, so they walk to her home in mostly awkward silence. Being the respectful man he is, he leaves her at her door and says goodnight, (perhaps with a small kiss, I don’t remember.) He doesn’t go in.
About a week goes by, and we see Jones in the same tavern. In the door comes that girl, on the arm of the troop “Romeo”, the ladies’ man with a girl in every port. She is now changed. Her innocence is gone. She is wearing a beret down low over her eyes, smoking a cigarette, maybe wearing sunglasses, and looking hard. He has made her his “bitch.” He explains, braggingly, that once “Romeo” saw that “Jones” wasn’t interested, he moved in. He “gave her the word,” a phrase he uses several times. Now, he says, she’s his pet and will do anything he says, ever since he “gave her the word.”
Jones of course is unhappy about this. Romeo tells him, Hey, Jonesy, what’s wrong, you want some? She’ll do you if I tell her to!” At this, Jones takes a swing at Romeo and they begin to fist-fight. Immediately they girl defends her master (Romeo) and jumps upon Jones, clawing and scratching. Seeing this, Jones just gives up and leaves.

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Deewee Posted new comment May 13, 2021

I remember digging for this one previously, but I cannot seem to figure out a general plot, as this seems like a sideplot of a movie. Any guess on year seen or made, genre, language of origin, and box art?

Deewee seems to have found it. “The Victors” from 1963 with George Hamilton as the shy guy. (See the answer below) Thanks for your help, too.

Your very welcome. Your right. George Hamilton as the SHY guy? Who woulda thunk it? 😉
Enjoy the movie(again)!.


The Victors

I am choosing this one because upon reviewing it on YouTube at 1hour 6min (approximately) one of the parts you mentioned seems to appear there.

AcousticBob Edited comment May 13, 2021

Thank you Deewee. I think you’ve found my scene and my movie! I guess I remembered some of the elements wrong, perhaps mixing them with memories from other sources, but this has to be it! So it was George Hamilton as the shy guy. Who knew!
This has been bugging me for a long time, so thank you again for finding it!