Battleground Poster

Release Date: 1949

DVD Release Date: May 4th, 2004

Not Yet Rated|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 A. Wellman

Genres: War

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Soldier, Underdog, Inspiring, Sacrifice, 1940s

Awards

Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Winner Writing (Story and Screenplay)
Nominated Best Motion Picture
Winner Cinematography (Black-and-White)
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Directing
Winner Best Screenplay - Motion Picture