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Battleground

Synopsis

Incoming MGM production head Dore Schary ramrodded Battleground into the studio's schedule over the virulent protests of MGM boss [[Performer~P125693~Louis Mayer~louisbmayer]]. The result was an award-winning box-office hit, as well as the beginning of the end of [[Performer~P125693~Mayer~louisbmayer]]'s power. This dramatization of the battles of Bastogne and the Bulge in the waning days of World War II concentrates on a single infantry unit. Van Johnson and John Hodiak are the ostensible stars, but the...more

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