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Battleground (1949)

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118 min | Action, Drama, History

True tale about a squad of the 101st Airborne Division coping with being trapped by the Germans in the besieged city of Bastogne, Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge in December of 1944.
Writer
Robert Pirosh (story and screenplay)
Producer
Composer
Lennie Hayton (musical score)
Cinematographer
Paul Vogel (as Paul C. Vogel)
Editor
John D. Dunning (as John Dunning)
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$1,631,000
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Release date
Jan 20, 1950 (United States)

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Holley Holley   See fewer
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John Hodiak
Jarvess Jarvess   See fewer
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Ricardo Montalban
Roderigues Roderigues   See fewer
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George Murphy
'Pop' Stazak 'Pop' Stazak   See fewer
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Marshall Thompson
Jim Layton Jim Layton   See fewer
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Jerome Courtland
Abner Spudler Abner Spudler   See fewer
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Don Taylor
Standiferd Standiferd   See fewer
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Bruce Cowling
Wolowicz Wolowicz   See fewer
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Douglas Fowley
'Kipp' Kippton 'Kipp' Kippton   See fewer
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Leon Ames
The Chaplain The Chaplain   See fewer
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Herbert Anderson
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Denise Darcel
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James Arness
Garby (as Jim Arness) Garby (as Jim Arness)   See fewer
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William J. Hooper William J. Hooper   See fewer
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Brett King
Lt. Teiss Lt. Teiss   See fewer
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Joel Allen
Transportation Captain (uncredited) Transportation Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Martha Bamattre
French Peasant Woman (uncredited) French Peasant Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Bartlett
Casualty (uncredited) Casualty (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nan Boardman
Belgian Woman Volunteer (uncredited) Belgian Woman Volunteer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tommy Bond
Runner (uncredited) Runner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Boon
German Soldier (uncredited) German Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Neville Brand
soldier singing 'Santa Clause is Coming to Town' (uncredited) soldier singing 'Santa Clause is Coming to Town' (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Browne
Levenstein (uncredited) Levenstein (uncredited)   See fewer
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Norman Budd
Crying Casualty (uncredited) Crying Casualty (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Chandler
Mess Sergeant (uncredited) Mess Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tony Christian
German Soldier (uncredited) German Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lillian Clayes
Old Woman (uncredited) Old Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Louise Colombet
French Peasant Woman (uncredited) French Peasant Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gene Coogan
G.I. Scout (uncredited) G.I. Scout (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bert Davidson
101st Battalion Officer (uncredited) 101st Battalion Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Dee
Frenchman (uncredited) Frenchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jean Del Val
French Peasant Man (uncredited) French Peasant Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Victor Desny
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Chris Drake
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Jim Drum
Supply Sergeant (uncredited) Supply Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gretl Dupont
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John Dutra
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Ted Eckelberry
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Bill Erwin
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Dan Foster
Gunner (uncredited) Gunner (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Gardner
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Gene Garrick
German Soldier (uncredited) German Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edmund Glover
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Richard Irving
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Samuel Jaegers
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Dickie Jones
Tanker (uncredited) Tanker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tommy Kelly
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William F. Leicester
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Martin Lowell
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Ian MacDonald
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Dewey Martin
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Roger McGee
Tanker (uncredited) Tanker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Peter Michael
German Soldier (uncredited) German Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Murphy
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John Mylong
German Major (uncredited) German Major (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tommy Noonan
G.I. Straggler (uncredited) G.I. Straggler (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Offerman Jr.
K Company G.I. (uncredited) K Company G.I. (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jerry Paris
German Sergeant (uncredited) German Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Victor Paul
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Edmon Ryan
Major (uncredited) Major (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.5 / 10 | 6,093 votes