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Battle of the Bulge (1965)

Approved | | Drama, History, War | 16 December 1965 (USA)
A dramatization of Nazi Germany's final Western Front counterattack of World War II.

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In the winter of 1944, the Allied Armies stand ready to invade Germany at the coming of a New Year. To prevent this occurrence, Hitler orders an all out offensive to re-take French territory and capture the major port city of Antwerp. "The Battle of the Bulge" shows this conflict from the perspective of an American intelligence officer as well as from a German Panzer Commander. Written by Anthony Hughes <husnock31@hotmail.com>

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The last desperate fight that changed the course of history. See more »

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Drama | History | War

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Die letzte Schlacht  »

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A documentary which outlines a more factual and non-fictionalized account of the Battle of the Bulge entitled The Battle of the Bulge... The Brave Rifles (1965) was made and released a year after this movie was made. See more »

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At the beginning of the scene where Maj. Wolenski confronts Col. Hessler about the Malmedy massacre, Wolenski's infantry branch (crossed rifles) insignia is upside-down (butts up and muzzles down relative to the shirt collar). Midway through the scene the insignia becomes correctly placed. See more »

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Col. Martin Hessler: I do not kill prisoners, but I would have no compunction at shooting you myself for your last remark.
Maj. Wolenski: Then do it!
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Referenced in Tarzan: Basil of the Bulge (1967) See more »

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Der Panzerlied
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Written by Kurt Wiehle
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Tanks but no tanks.
15 March 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Battle Of The Bulge is a fictionalised account of the battle of the Ardennes in December 1944. Directed by Ken Annakin, it's an ensemble piece that stars notably Henry Fonda, Robert Ryan, Robert Shaw, Charles Bronson, George Montgomery, Telly Savalas and Dana Andrews.

Rightly criticised for its approach to the actual event, one could forgive this failing if the film wasn't so immeasurably dull. I came across a quote for the film that said it was 101 war film making for children. Never has a used quote been so apt as that one for a war film. The actors either look bored or turn in wooden performances, the latter probably prompted by the insipid script from Philip Yordan & Milton Sperling. While the action scenes are constructed like some cardboard cut-out game taking place on the dining room table. It also unsuccessfully tries to blend humour with its serious intents, a blend that just comes off as confusion. There's some worth in this being a film about tank battle {a mighty piece of weaponry indeed}, but no this really is a poor genre offering that can't even be saved by the star wattage meant to propel it forward. 3/10


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