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Breakthrough (1950)

 -  War | Drama  -  27 July 1951 (France)
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An American infantry unit, from its pre-invasion training to combat in Europe.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Brian ...
Capt. Tom Hale
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Lt. Joe Mallory
Frank Lovejoy ...
Sgt. Pete Bell
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Cpl. Danny Dominick (as Bill Campbell)
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Pvt. Edward P. Rojeck
Greg McClure ...
Pvt. Frank Finley
Richard Monahan ...
Pvt. 'Four-Eff' Nelson
Edward Norris ...
Sgt. Roy Henderson (as Eddie Norris)
Matt Willis ...
Pvt. Jimbo Hollis
Dick Wesson ...
Pvt. Sammy Hansen
Suzanne Dalbert ...
Collette
William Self ...
Pvt. George Glasheen
Danny Arnold ...
Pvt. Rothman
Danni Sue Nolan ...
Lt. Janis King
Howard Negley ...
Lt. Col. John Lewis
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An American infantry unit, from its pre-invasion training to combat in Europe.

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27 July 1951 (France)  »

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6.6. 6 Uhr 30 - Durchbruch in der Normandie  »

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This film's opening prologue states: "With the American Troops in England. The Spring of 1944." See more »

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At one point, a German soldier throws a grenade which explodes at least five feet from where it landed. See more »

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Lt. Joe Mallory: [conferring with a new junior officer] Johnson-! If you're as good under fire as you are on paper, we'll get along. And if you're *not*, I'll re-classify you and send you back to a repro-depo. Is *that* clear?
Lt. Fred Johnson: Yes, sir.
Lt. Joe Mallory: We're leaving tonight. You're getting the best rifle platoon in the regiment, and the best platoon sergeant in the *army*; You do what he tells you to do, and *maybe* your chances of staying *alive* another week, are going to be pretty good. Is *that* clear?
Lt. Fred Johnson: Yes, sir.
Lt. Joe Mallory: Until you ...
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A solid entertaining war movie, despite Agar's presence
24 July 2004 | by (Adelaide, South Australia) – See all my reviews

Like most of Agar's early movies, the surrounding cast were of sufficient quality to hide, and even carry, Mr. Shirley Temple.

The WW2 period featured is one that is usually skipped over, despite the importance and difficulty of that time. The Allies were under pressure from a well organised defence, taking full advantage of the local terrain, this is all well communicated by this movie.

Lovejoy, as the cagey experienced Sgt., is a marvel to watch, as his character does for his Lt., so he does for Agar, a wonderful fusion of living the role.

A worthy entry for any war movie buff


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