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Director:
Writers:
Philip Yordan (written by) &
Milton Sperling (written by) ...
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Release Date:
16 December 1965 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
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 »
User Reviews:
Sloppy Production See more (121 total) »

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
 
Visual Effects by
Francisco Prósper .... miniatures (uncredited)
 
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)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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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:
Stanley Baker was offered the Robert Shaw part.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Kiley flying in an airplane takes a picture of Hessler traveling on the ground in a staff car. The picture shown later was obviously taken from ground level.See more »
Quotes:
Cpl. Conrad:This new command is an illusion. Give it up.
Col. Martin Hessler:I am Martin Hessler. Four years ago, my panzers overran Poland in one week, that was no illusion. In 39 days, my tanks smashed all the way to Paris, that was no illusion. I conquered the Crimea, that was no illusion. Today, I was given a brigade of Tiger tanks. When I have a brigade of tanks, THAT is reality.
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Soundtrack:
PanzerliedSee more »

FAQ

Why did the Allies not realise the Germans were about to attack?
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52 out of 92 people found the following review useful.
Sloppy Production, 6 May 2002
Author: Theo Robertson from Isle Of Bute, Scotland

You know you`re in for a bad film when the first ten minutes are composed entirely of actors sitting in front of back projection trying to convince you they`re in a plane or a car. BATTLE OF THE BULGE does this , but it doesn`t warn you how bad it all becomes later on. I`ll warn you, this is one bad war film.

The worst thing about BATTLE OF THE BULGE is that it`s based on the real life Ardennes campaign of December 1944 when the Nazis threw the last of their reserves into trying to beat the allies in Western Europe , and this film is a lost opportunity to show the facts. " I need to look inside one of those tiger tanks " says Henry Fonda . But they`re not Tigers , as everyone else has noticed they`re American tanks from another generation. A German tiger tank has a very distinctive square shape . Couldn`t the script have been changed so that they could have been Panther tanks ? At least Panther tanks had roundish angles like the ones used in this film.

And the editing is extremely suspect. One scene features a wooded forest covered in snow then the next scene features a landscape devoid of trees and without a flake of snow ! Worst of all in the final scenes when characters walk on the ground dust can clearly be seen following their footsteps, the terrain they are walking hasn`t seen snow or rain for weeks ! It`s like the director and editor have been splicing scenes from another film . This is bad enough but what makes it so bad is a line spoken by a German General at the start of the film when he mentions fog hiding the German advance so that the allies can`t use their massive air support to slow down the advance , but up untill the last half hour there`s been nothing but bright blue skies to be seen !

If you enjoyed this film may I also recommend THE PRODUCERS which features SPRINGTIME FOR HITLER , the true story of Adolph Hitler`s all singing all dancing stormtroopers

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