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Battle Circus

Battle Circus (1953)

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Movie Info

In his only MGM film, Humphrey Bogart plays the commanding officer of a M*A*S*H unit during the Korean War. Bogart runs his operation by the book, though he can take time out now and again for compassion. When nurse June Allyson shows up, Bogie is irritated by her foolhardiness and misplaced idealism. Need we tell you that the two "opposites" eventually fall in love? Keenan Wynn steals the show as the camp's wheeler-dealer, a sort of ancestor for such future insouciant M*A*S*H characters as

Unrated,

Drama, Romance

Mar 7, 2000

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An absorbing, often tingling background of a mobile Army surgical hospital at the Korean front. Unfortunately for the general pace and impact, considerable time is allotted to a dawdling and familiar personal drama.

April 8, 2008 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Though not one of Bogart's strongest, this serviceable feature is one of few war (Korea) films in which he wears uniform, and his only MGM picture, co-starring with that studio's reliable performer, June Allyson.

October 19, 2012 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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Singularly undistinguished except for Bogart's presence.

April 8, 2008 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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