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Filmed with the full cooperation of the U.S. Army, Breakthrough is a lean, no-nonsense war film set during the 1944 invasion of the continent. Led by Captain Hale (David Brian), a small group of infantrymen march through Normandy. The war-weary foot soldiers resent the presence of 90 Day Wonder lieutenant Joe Mallory (John Agar), but before long he proves his value to the platoon. The supporting characters are the usual aggregation of "types," though for the most part the usual cliches are avoided (so far as can be determined, nobody mentions the Brooklyn Dodgers). The only woman in the cast is Suzanne Dalbert, playing a Normandy villager with whom the GIs briefly dally. Near the beginning of Breakthrough, several scenes of actual combat training are deftly inserted into the dramatized sequences.


David Brian
as Capt. Tom Hale
Frank Lovejoy
as Sgt. Pete Bell
John Agar
as Lt. Joe Mallory
William Campbell
as Cpl. Danny Dominick
Bill Self
as Pvt. George Glasheen
Paul Picerni
as Pvt. Ed Rojeck
Greg McClure
as Pvt. Frank Finley
Richard Monahan
as `Four-Eff' Nelson
Edward Norris
as Sgt. Roy Henderson
Matt Willis
as Pvt. Jumbo Hollis
William Self
as Pvt. George Glasheen
Danny Arnold
as Pvt. Rothman
Dani Sue Nolan
as Lt. Janis King
Howard Negley
as Lt. Col. Lewis
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