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Battleground
Van Johnson and Ricardo Montalban




Overview -
"Dedicated to the battered bastards of Bastogne," this dramatic historic film directed by William Wellman tells the story of a U.S. Army division in the European theater near the end of World War II. In a last-ditch effort to turn the tide of the war, the Germans launch a final attack that became known as the Battle of the Bulge. George Murphy, who portrays Private Ernest J. "Pop" Stazak, leads a terrific cast that also includes John Hodiak, Ricardo Montalban, and James Whitmore. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards and won two: one for its tight, unpredictable screenplay and one for its evocative black-and-white cinematography.

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Overview

"Dedicated to the battered bastards of Bastogne," this dramatic historic film directed by William Wellman tells the story of a U.S. Army division in the European theater near the end of World War II. In a last-ditch effort to turn the tide of the war, the Germans launch a final attack that became known as the Battle of the Bulge. George Murphy, who portrays Private Ernest J. "Pop" Stazak, leads a terrific cast that also includes John Hodiak, Ricardo Montalban, and James Whitmore. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards and won two: one for its tight, unpredictable screenplay and one for its evocative black-and-white cinematography.

Awards:
1949 - Academy Awards - Best Adapted Screenplay Winner
1949 - Academy Awards - Best Cinematography Winner

Main Cast & Crew

William Wellman - Director
Van Johnson
John Hodiak
Ricardo Montalban
George Murphy
Marshall Thompson
Jerome Courtland
Don Taylor
Bruce Cowling
James Whitmore
Douglas Fowley

 

Details

DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 119
  • Color Format: B&W
  • UPC: 012569675216
  • Genre: War
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: May 2004

Related Categories:
Movies > Action/Adventure

Related Keywords:
Action
Big Battles
True Story
World War II
Theatrical Release

 

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Synopsis:
BATTLEGROUND is the detailed study of the drama within a fighting unit of men brought together by war and determination.

 

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