Average Rating: 8.4/10
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Release Date: Nov 9, 1949 Wide
Average Rating: 3.7/5
User Ratings: 2,651
Incoming MGM production head Dore Schary ramrodded Battleground into the studio's schedule over the virulent protests of MGM boss Louis Mayer. The result was an award-winning box-office hit, as well as the beginning of the end of Mayer's power. This dramatization of the battles of Bastogne and the Bulge in the waning days of World War II concentrates on a single infantry unit. Van Johnson and John Hodiak are the ostensible stars, but the film is stolen by James Whitmore as the cigar-chomping,
Nov 9, 1949 Wide
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Though shot on the back lot, William Wellman's Oscar-nominated recreation of Battle of the Bulge is one of the better WWII movies, serving as blueprint for later Vietnam War films.
Sterling, memorable WWII classic directed by Wellman.
One of the best films to depict World War II to be made by people who experienced it.
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