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Philip Yordan (written by) &
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Release Date:
16 December 1965 (USA) See more »
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Unlike anything you've ever seen before See more »
Plot:
A dramatization of Nazi Germany's final Western Front counterattack of World War II. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. See more »
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Cast

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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
 
Stunts
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)
 
Thanks
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)
 
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Runtime:
167 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
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)

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Trivia:
The sequence of the train transporting the big guns was expanded with additional footage shot after principal photography. The extra footage consisted of POV shots from the front of the train and shot at a lower frame rate to make the train appear to be traveling very fast around the curves in the track. This was done to show off the Cinerama process in much the same way as the famous rollercoaster sequence in This Is Cinerama (1952). Much of this footage was removed from the general release version.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: At the end, while the credits are rolling, a fly over scene of the battlefield is shot. At first the cameras perspective seems to be looking down and back from the rear of the filming aircraft, on the abandoned tanks and burning equipment. However notice the smoke moving down into the wreckage. The film is being run backwards. Later, the same scene is shown correctly, looking down and forward of the aircraft.See more »
Quotes:
Col. Martin Hessler:Release the boy... Shoot the father!See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited into Wizards (1977)See more »
Soundtrack:
PanzerliedSee more »

FAQ

Why was the German attack so devestating?
Ambleve, Belgium---Was an Entire Set Destroyed?
Midwest Premiere Happened Where & When?
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30 out of 43 people found the following review useful.
An Unsightly Bulge, 31 October 2006
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

After 20th Century Fox had put out The Longest Day to such critical and popular success, you might have thought that Warner Brothers would have learned and copied that formula. They even hired Ken Annakin who was one of the directors for The Longest Day.

But if you are looking for the names of Eisenhower, Bradley, Patton, Hodges, and Montgomery on the Allied side and Von Rundstedt and Model among the Germans you will be disappointed. All the names of the principals are changed. Folks like Henry Fonda, Robert Ryan, and Dana Andrews are playing fictionalized characters.

A couple of things are brought in mainly because they are part of the legend of the Bulge, the Malmedy Massacre and the famous reply of General McAuliffe to the German inquiry about surrendering the besieged town of Bastogne. In fact the latter is just dropped into the story without any of the principal players involved. I guess the producers had a thought that no film about the Bulge would be accepted without it, no matter how forced.

It would have been nice if a straight dramatic narrative approach had been used like The Longest Day. With of course the names of the real people. Part of the Bulge story was told in MGM's Battleground and in Patton.

In this film the best performances are that of Robert Shaw as the fanatical Nazi Panzer commander and his war weary aide Hans Christian Blech. Honorable mention should also go to George Montgomery as a tough American sergeant and his lieutenant James MacArthur who grows in stature thanks to Montgomery's example.

For a film that is more than two and a half hours in length, I'd have liked to have seen the real deal though.

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