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Battle of the Bulge (1965)

Not Rated | | Drama, History, War | 19 January 1966 (France)
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A dramatization of Nazi Germany's final Western Front counterattack of World War II.

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Ken Annakin
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Henry Fonda ... Lt. Col. Dan Kiley
Robert Shaw ... Col. Hessler
Robert Ryan ... Gen. Grey
Dana Andrews ... Col. Pritchard
George Montgomery ... Sgt. Duquesne
Pier Angeli ... Louise
Barbara Werle ... Elena
Charles Bronson ... Wolenski
Hans Christian Blech ... Conrad
Werner Peters ... Gen. Kohler
James MacArthur ... Lt. Weaver
Karl-Otto Alberty ... Von Diepel (as Karl Otto Alberty)
Telly Savalas ... Sgt. Guffy
Steve Rowland ... Eddy
Robert Woods ... Joe - Kiley's Pilot
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

The Epic Adventure of the Clash that Turned the Tide of World War II See more »

Genres:

Drama | History | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

19 January 1966 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Battle of the Bulge See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

There are no mountains in the Ardennes as seen in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Col. Martin Hessler: They have the fuel and planes to fly Cake over the Atlantic Ocean.
Col. Martin Hessler: Do you know what this means?
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Alternate Versions

The Warner Brothers DVD released on 3 May 2005, restores all of the missing scenes as well as a fifth scene featuring James MacArthur and George Montgomery. The disc runs only a few seconds short of 170 minutes. The film is also presented in the correct 2.75:1 aspect ratio, not the 2.20:1 ratio which TV and Laserdisc versions were framed at. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Charlie Rose: Quentin Tarantino 2003 (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Der Panzerlied
(uncredited)
Written by Kurt Wiehle
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User Reviews

 
pretty good film, BUT.....
20 December 2002 | by grahamsj3See all my reviews

This is a pretty good war film if you don't care about historical accuracy. The basic story is true but there are a lot of details that are completely wrong. Many World War II historians will find parts of the film to be completely incorrect. I am one of those and, while I enjoy the film as entertainment, I have to keep telling myself that it's just that. However, it's a well-acted, well-filmed and overall well-executed story. Henry Fonda and Robert Shaw are both great in this film. The combat scenes are, for the most part, pretty well done also, and some of those are fairly accurate. I have the film on tape and plan to keep it. It's a pretty good film, BUT.....


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