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Release Date:
16 December 1965 (USA) See more »
Unlike anything you've ever seen before See more »
A dramatization of Nazi Germany's final Western Front counterattack of World War II. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. See more »
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Don't believe a bit of what is said and shown in this movie. It's all fake. See more (120 total) »


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Directed by
Ken Annakin 
Writing credits
Philip Yordan (written by) &
Milton Sperling (written by) &
John Melson (written by)

Produced by
Milton Sperling .... producer
Philip Yordan .... producer
Dino De Laurentiis .... executive producer (uncredited)
Sidney Harmon .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Benjamin Frankel 
Cinematography by
Jack Hildyard (director of photography)
Art Direction by
Eugène Lourié  (as Eugene Lourie)
Costume Design by
Laure Lourié  (as Laure DeZarate)
Makeup Department
Trevor Crole-Rees .... makeup artist
José María Sánchez .... makeup artist (as Jose Maria Sanchez)
Production Management
Leon Chooluck .... unit manager
Juan Estelrich .... unit manager
Bernard Glasser .... production supervisor
Miguel Pérez Marián .... unit manager (as Miguel Perez)
Tíbor Reves .... production manager (as Tibor Reves)
Gregorio Sacristán .... production manager (as Gregorio Sacristan)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Luis García .... assistant director (as Luis Garcia)
José López Rodero .... assistant director (as Jose Lopez Rodero)
Martín Sacristán .... assistant director (as Martin Sacristan)
Sound Department
Kurt Hernfeld .... sound editor (as Kurt Herrnfeld)
David Hildyard .... sound recordist
Gordon K. McCallum .... sound recordist (as Gordon McCallum)
Otto Snel .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Alban Streeter .... sound (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Charles-Henri Assola .... miniature construction (as Henri Assola)
Basilio Cortijo .... special effectsman
Richard Parker .... special effectsman
Alex Weldon .... chief of special effects
Kit West .... special effectsman
Ken Buckle .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Cooper .... stunt double (uncredited)
Nosher Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ronald Anscombe .... camera assistant
John Cabrera .... second unit photography
Dudley Lovell .... camera operator
Jack Willoughby .... aerial photography
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charles Simminger .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Derek Parsons .... supervising editor
Lester A. Sansom .... post-production executive
Music Department
Benjamin Frankel .... conductor
The Philharmonia Orchestra .... orchestra (as The New Philharmonia Orchestra)
Other crew
Janet Brandt .... dialogue coach
Louis Brandt .... production coordinator (as Lou Brandt)
Sherman Joffe .... military advisor (as Lt. Col. Sherman Joffe)
Joy Mercer .... script supervisor
Luis Martín Pozuelo .... military advisor (as Lt. Col. Luis Martin DePozuelo)
Meinrad von Lauchert .... military advisor (as Maj. Gen. {a.D.} Meinrad Von Lauchert)
Marie Wachsman .... script supervisor
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer (uncredited)
Edward King .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Sherman Joffe .... we also wish to acknowledge the invaluable assistance rendered by the following military advisors (as Lt.Col. Sherman Joffe)
Luis Martín Pozuelo .... we also wish to acknowledge the invaluable assistance rendered by the following military advisors (as Lt.Col. Luis Martin DePozuelo)
Meinrad von Lauchert .... we also wish to acknowledge the invaluable assistance rendered by the following military advisors (as Maj.Gen. {a.D.} Meinrad Von Lauchert)
Crew believed to be complete

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167 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (Westrex Recording System)
Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:18 (1966) | New Zealand:PG | Norway:15 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating: extended version: 162 min) (2006) | UK:PG (video rating) (1986) (1993) (1996) | USA:Approved (Certificate #20947) | USA:Not Rated (DVD) | West Germany:16 (f)

Did You Know?

The film's dedication credits statement states: "This picture is dedicated to the one million men who fought in this great battle of World War II".See more »
Factual errors: When Colonel Hessler is at a conference with his Panzer officers, he points out with his finger on a map the place of the Our River, which they should cross. He is actually pointing near the area of Brussels, some 100 miles west of the real Our River. The same thing happens when General Grey asks his officer the location of the German spearhead.See more »
Col. Martin Hessler:I did not lose a war to die in the back seat of a car.See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited into Wizards (1977)See more »
PanzerliedSee more »


Why was the German attack so devestating?
Why did the Allies not realise the Germans were about to attack?
Ambleve, Belgium---Was an Entire Set Destroyed?
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12 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Don't believe a bit of what is said and shown in this movie. It's all fake., 10 September 2004
Author: Philip Van der Veken from Tessenderlo, Belgium

What can I say about this movie? A lot, but it wouldn't be appropriate to put it in here and I don't want to loose my right to put my comments on this website. So let me tell you this: This movie is absolutely horrific! Never have I ever seen a war movie as bad as this one.

You have to know about me that I'm really a great amateur of war movies. I've got several movies of this kind in my private collection and I'm planning to buy even more war movies, but 'The Battle of the Bulge' will not be one of them. This is just too bad for words.

For a start: Since when do olive trees grow in the Ardennes??? I'm a Belgian, I used to work in the region and I think I can say with 100% certainty that there are a lot of trees, but 99% of them are pines. And there's certainly nothing that looks like an olive tree to me.

Second: When you are watching the movie, one moment you see tanks rolling through a landscape with a lot of snow. Then all the snow magically disappears (the tanks seem to drive through what I might describe as some kind of desert), just to see the snow come back a few moments later.

Third: The acting! I'm not talking about the main actors, Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Robert Shaw, ... They didn't even do it too bad. It's the rest. How obvious can overacting be? Normally when a soldier gets hit he doesn't make a few pirouettes, before falling to the ground. They do not fall in a heroic but oh so theatrical way. No, they just fall down, the way the impact of the bullet or whatever hits them makes them fall.

I could go on like this, but it would take us too far. All I want to say is this: Don't believe a bit of what is said and shown in this movie. It's all fake. And the makers of this movie knew that too. At the end of the movie they give you the message that it is 'generalized' , as well as 'synthesized' to convey 'the spirit and essence of the battle' in which a million soldiers fought. Nice way to say that you know that you made a bad and historically completely inaccurate movie.

If you really want to see what the Battle of the Bulge was like, watch the episodes 6 (Bastogne) and 7 (The Breaking Point) of Band of Brothers! You'll see that war isn't about heroism and all that stuff, which they are trying to make you believe with this movie. It's hell, it always has been and always will be!!! They should have known and told that in 1965, it was only 20 years after the war, and not 60 like today! Today a lot of kids have forgotten what World War II was like, and they'll get a wrong view on it when watching a movie like this one. I give it a 1/10.

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