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1949 Rated NR 1hr 58m

Director William Wellman dedicated this taut war film to "the battered bastards of Bastogne." The film tells the story of a U.S. Army division that's overrun by the Germans during the early hours of the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. James Whitmore, who shines as a grizzled sergeant, leads a great cast (James Arness, Van Johnson, Ricardo Montalban and John Hodiak). The movie won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.

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Movie Details

1950 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
1950 Academy Award®
  • Best Writing
  • Best Cinematography Black and White
  • Best Supporting Actor nominee: James Whitmore
  • Best Picture nominee
  • Best Film Editing nominee
  • Best Director nominee: William A. Wellman
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.37:1


English, Spanish (Neutral), French

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access.