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: 1 / 6

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


Most underatted and forgotten movie of WW2 ever...Reviewed byacerimmer308Vote: 10/10

Before "Band of Brothers" came out, I considered this the best, most accurate depiction of an infantry unit in action ever, and I still think it has an edge over "Saving Private Ryan" and "Patton" as the greatest World War II movie(not mini-series) yet made.

The entire cast is not only fun to watch, but very believable in their individual roles, and as a veteran, I can attest to the fact that the swings between humor and deep thoughts in their conversations are dead on accurate. Anybody who's ever served in an infantry unit will tell you that for all the bickering back and forth, members of a squad, platoon, or company will always look out for each other. "Battleground" captures this perfectly.

One of the saddest things for me about this movie is how few people know of it. Except for the occasional airing on AMC or TCM, it rarely shows up on TV and that's a shame. It's well worth the time and effort to find this one.

The Battered Bastards Of Bastogne.Reviewed bySpikeopathVote: 8/10

Dedicated to the battered bastards of Bastogne, this major player in the war film genre is directed by William Wellman & tells the story of a U.S. Army division involved in what became known as the Battle of the Bulge. The terrific cast features George Murphy, John Hodiak, Ricardo Montalban, Van Johnson and James Whitmore. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards and won two: one for Robert Pirosh's bold and fluctuating screenplay and one for Paul Vogel's realism inducing black-and-white cinematography.

Battleground is an important war film in many ways. Coming as it did at the tail end of the 40s, it was not required to be a flag waving morale booster for a country at war. Free of this burden, Wellman & Pirosh {an actual veteran of the Bastogne engagement}, crafted a grunts eye view of the war. Forcing us the viewers to spend the whole of the movie with one army squad {the 101st Airborne Divsion}, we get to know them, their fears & peccadilloes etc. Pirosh cleverly telling it as it was, scared men doing their duty. It's that we have been with them as their persona's have been laid bare, that makes the battle sequences even more potent. The jokes have stopped, the camaraderie and harmless rivalries replaced by men crying for their mothers or in some mud hole fighting for their lives. This snow covered, and fog shrouded part of Belgium a bleak canvas for the harshness of war {amazingly shot on the lot}. It's a stunningly structured film, one that doesn't resort to type, it subverts the many war film plot developments that are rife in genre pieces that both preceded and came post its release.

The cast are uniformly strong, and all get get ample time to impact on the narrative. Something that isn't always the case with ensemble pieces. Somebody else was strong too, Producer Dore Schary, who had to fight an unconvinced Louis B. Mayer {MGM head man} to get the film made. Schary's faith in the piece was rewarded as the film became a critical darling and a box office winner. It's not hard to see why for this is a realistic and gritty look at the hardships of war and those that fought in it. Influencing many that followed it by entertaining without gusto histrionics, Battleground is still very much a template war film. 8.5/10

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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