Battleground (1949) 720p YIFY Movie

Battleground (1949)

A squad of the 101st Airborne Division copes with being trapped in the besieged city of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge.

IMDB: 7.62 Likes

  • Genre: Action | War
  • Quality: 720p
  • Size: 828.56M
  • Resolution: 1280*800 / 23.976 fpsfps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 118
  • IMDB Rating: 7.6/10 
  • MPR: Normal
  • Peers/Seeds: 2 / 15

The Synopsis for Battleground (1949) 720p

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. This film focuses much more on the psychology and morale of the soldiers than on action footage and heroics.

The Director and Players for Battleground (1949) 720p

[Director]William A. Wellman
[Role:]Ricardo Montalban
[Role:]John Hodiak
[Role:]Van Johnson

The Reviews for Battleground (1949) 720p

Reviewed byjotix100Vote: 7/10/10

"Battleground" is a curious film that came out of Hollywood in 1949.WWII had been over, so the public was not wishing for more war films atthe time. Yet, MGM went ahead with this project and gave it to WilliamWellman, a veteran director who knew his craft. The film was written byRobert Pirosh.

The movie is a curiosity also because it was shot in Culver City, yet,at times, it gives the impression of having been shot on location inthe Ardennes. The casting of some of the best acting talents MGM hadunder contract at the time contributes to give the film anotherdimension, as the viewer becomes involved with these men that aretrying to survive during the worst possible conditions.

In spite of some of the criticism in this forum, the film has a realfeeling because it stresses the dependency among the men that arecaught in the conflict. Their every day lives back home is at thecenter of the conversation one hears the men talk about. Wives,children, sweethearts, parents, and even popular figures of the popculture, like Bette Grable, are the basis of communication as the menidle away waiting to be called to fight the enemy.

Van Johnson, John Hodiak, Ricardo Montalban, George Murphy, MarshallThompson, Don Taylor, Leon Ames, and a wonderful James Whitmore, areseen as the soldiers around Bastogne. Denise Darcel is seen as the kindFrench woman who befriends the soldiers.

Ultimately, "Battleground" is William Wellman's tribute to the men inuniform.

Reviewed bytentenderVote: 10/10/10

I didn't expect much of this -- I was wrong. Wellman rates pretty lowon the Andrew Sarris "auteur" scale, and, frankly, most of his moviesare pretty dull fare (ever watch "Blood Alley" or, despite itsreputation, "Nothing Sacred"?). But this is a first-rate war film, asgripping as Walsh's "Battle Cry" or "Objective: Burma," or Dwan's"Sands of Iwo Jima." The cast could not be bettered, with outstandingwork from Van Johnson, James Whitmore, John Hodiak, Marshall Thompson,Jerome Courtland, Ricardo Montalban, Douglas Fowley. It doesn't havethe breadth of the three above-mentioned films -- there are noaway-from-the-battlefield scenes that give the characters moredimension -- some might say "dilute the intensity" -- but"Battleground" is very intense and involving. Astonishing that it wasmade entirely on an MGM sound stage.

Reviewed bydidi-5Vote: /10

MGM made one of their large studios into a freezing, war-torn hell, and letmany of their young stars loose within it for this staggeringly realisticdramatisation on the Battle of the Bulge. As war movies go, this one doeseverything but pile on the glamour; these boys really did have to do someserious acting!

The cast is headed by a surprisingly good Van Johnson, proving he can domore than just romances, musicals, and various takes on 'the boy next door'. With him are some impressive co-stars: Ricardo Montalban, George Murphy,and John Hodiak the most memorable; also James Whitmore, Don Taylor, andLeon Ames.

This movie is more than just boy's own stuff; there is a genuine story hereand you do care about the characters and what happens to them. It all seemsso hopeless and yet you want to keep on watching. This production caused alot of friction at MGM as Mayer really didn't approve of the starkness of itall in the midst of his family pictures. He was wrong, 'Battleground' isone of the studio's best.

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