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1 hr. 58 min.

Plot Summary
Members of the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division are fighting for their country amidst the rugged terrain of Bastogne, Belgium, in December 1944. Holley (Van Johnson) and his American compatriots have already seen one of their own, Roderigues (Ricardo Montalban), perish under enemy fire. The men try to rebuff another series of Nazi attacks, but what they really need is a change in the weather. Without clear skies, they'll never get the air support they need.

Cast: Van Johnson , John Hodiak , Ricardo Montalban , George Murphy , Marshall Thompson , Jerome Courtland , Don Taylor , Bruce Cowling

Director: William Wellman

Genres: War

Distributor: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Battleground (1949)

Release Date: January 20th, 1950|1 hr. 58 min.

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  • August 19, 2012 annyantwerp
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    II amBelgian born and lived in Namur near Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge. The movie Battleground is quite good. We lived on a road that was trtaveled by young GI\'s traveling from Namur to Bastogne. And yes, the eather was very, vdery cold. And yes, soldiers froze to death. Namur has a Casino/Citadel that was converted in to a R&R place for GI\'s returning from the battles. My mother and father worked at the Casino, since my family spoke French, Flemich and English. We were able to entertain the soldiers with home cooked meals. The soldiers loved gooing to families home. I was very young, but I have both scary and good memories of that time. As a Belgian, and most other Belgians, will always be forever grateful to all American soldiers. Without that battle of the Bulge, Belgium would have been under Nazi rule, Engladn would have had a tremendous war and battles on their hadn, and Lord knows what would have happened to the U.S. Do not forget, that Nazis and Japan were both readsy to conquer the whole world. I watch Battleground every time it show in TCM, practically know every scene and dialogue by heart. annypresby

  • January 13, 2010 Papad1joyce
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    I saw the movie as a kid *********** joined the 101 airborne in 1956 for 3 years.class A movie.

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