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Battle of the Bulge -- An all-star cast led by Henry Fonda is featured in the epic dramatization of one of the most important battles of World War II.


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Philip Yordan (written by) &
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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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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
Antonio Baquero .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Francisco Prósper .... miniatures (uncredited)
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 name of the song that the Germans sing is "Panzerlied". However, only the first four lines of the song are actually sung.See more »
Revealing mistakes: Guffy's tank takes a direct hit in the final tank battle, blowing away most of the turret. Not only is Guffy unhurt or even affected by the hit, the radio still works.See more »
Sgt. Guffy:Hold it hold it, pull up, we got brass on our tail, pull it forward you idiot!
[mutters under his breath to the officers]
Sgt. Guffy:Drop dead.
[then back to his driver]
Sgt. Guffy:Pull it forward you idiot!
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Movie Connections:
Edited into Wizards (1977)See more »
PanzerliedSee more »


Midwest Premiere Happened Where & When?
Ambleve, Belgium---Was an Entire Set Destroyed?
Why did the Allies not realise the Germans were about to attack?
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Battle of the big names, 30 September 2012
Author: Chris. from Australia

Frequently aired WWII actioner focuses on the Ardennes and the allies efforts to neutralise a Panzer battalion which must make a significant detour in order to re-fuel, presenting an opportunity for its destruction before an otherwise imminent push to overthrow France. Henry Fonda stars as a professional in uniform who whilst a passenger in a reconnaissance plane, opportunistically photographs a senior, relentless German officer (Shaw) whose been appointed to lead the ruthless Panzer campaign.

It's typical, almost jingoist WWII fodder, distinguished by a gold-plated cast that includes Dana Andrews, James MacArthur, Telly Savalas, Charles Bronson and Robert Ryan for the allies, and Ty Hardin, Werner Peters, Hans Christian-Blech and the inimitable Robert Shaw appearing for the enemy. Tragic Pier Angeli has a frivolous supporting role as Savalas' neglected romantic interest in one of her last studio pictures before her untimely death in 1971. Essentially, the leads star in their own 'strand' of the picture, with Fonda and Shaw providing the central personification of good versus evil.

Patriotic and clichéd, it's an epic near-three hour homage to the heroes of the Ardennes, dripping with Hollywood-styled sentimentality and while it's not especially gripping nor realistic to any extent, is always easy-viewing for at least an hour or so when it's re-run every year, if not more regularly.

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