Director: William A. Wellman
Writer: Robert Pirosh
Musical Score: Lennie Hayton
Producer: Dore Schary
Keywords: Action/Adventure, WWII
An American infantry squad trapped in Bastogne fight both Germans and winter during the Battle of the Bulge. Shot in Culver City, but it genuinely feels like the Ardennes. Based on the experiences of screenwriter Robert Pirosh, formerly of the 101st Airborne. Won Oscars for Best Story and Screenplay, and Best Cinematography; received additional nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Editing.
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Review by Larry May (posted on 24-May-2005)
James Whitmore plays a great part as the tough sergent especially when they march out after being relieved from the lines. (I'm a retired airborne trooper myself.) This gives a good account of the airborne soldiers who were surrounded at the Battle of the Bulge.
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