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Battleground is a american film of genre Drama directed by William A. Wellman released in USA on 9 november 1949 with Van Johnson

Battleground (1949)

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Released in USA 9 november 1949
Length 1h58
Directed by
Genres Drama,    War,    Comedy,    Action,    Adventure
Rating73% 3.6959853.6959853.6959853.6959853.695985

Battleground is a 1949 American war film that follows a company in the 327th Glider Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division as they cope with the Siege of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. It stars Van Johnson, John Hodiak, Ricardo Montalban and George Murphy, and features James Whitmore. It was directed by William Wellman from a script by Robert Pirosh.

The film is notable for portraying American soldiers as vulnerable and human. While they remain steadfast and courageous, each soldier has at least one moment in the film when he seriously considers running away, schemes to get sent back from the front line, slacks off, or complains about the situation he is in. Battleground is considered to be the first significant American film about World War II to be made and released after the end of the war.


In mid-December 1944 Pvt. Jim Layton (Marshall Thompson) and his buddy Pvt. William J. Hooper are fresh replacements assigned to separate companies in the 327th Glider Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. As a newcomer Layton receives a chilly welcome. PFC Holley (Van Johnson) returns to the company after recuperating from a wound.


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