Sunday, October 12, 2008

Battleground (MGM 1949)


If you guys really like a good ol' World War II movie this week (and maybe the first BEST WWII movie), then you need to take a look at MGM's 1949 classic Battleground starring Van Johnson. Here is the film synopsis from IMDb...

We follow a band of American soldiers as they engage the Germans in a snowy, foggy winter near Bastogne in World War II. They're low on fuel, rations, and ammunition; the Germans are constantly encouraging their surrender via radio and leaflets, and most importantly, the pervasive thick fog makes movement and identification difficult and prevents their relief by Allied air support.

It's a great conservative story about pursuing evil and defeating it...no matter what.

Here is the trailer...

8 comments:

FOOTBALL MAN said...

I love your blogs, looking forward to future updates.

EDGE said...

Football man,

Thanks for the visit!

Pinky said...

I haven't watched enough WWII movies.
Thanks for the tip, Edge.
Hey, have you seen Breach, starring Chris Cooper?
Based on the true story of Robert Hanssen. Excellent movie.

EDGE said...

Hey Pinky!

Already reviewed that one!

Breach

Pinky said...

oops. Sorry. I'll have to check next time!

Brooke said...

Kewl! I'll check it out!

Ted said...

Man, I grew up during the 1960s, and everything was WWII. Just like this.

Thanks for giving me a moment of 8-year-old!

kevin said...

I own this one. Band of Brothers also did an excellent job of depicting the Battlin' Bastards of Bastone.