This hard-hitting 1949 drama follows a company of war-weary World War II infantrymen trapped behind German lines during the Battle of the Bulge. Homesick and shivering in snow-covered foxholes, the soldiers endure misery, agony and grief with irrepressible humor and dauntless mockery.
Van Johnson, James Whitmore (who received an Oscar nomination for his performance), Ricardo Montalban and George Murphy star in this remarkable war film about courageous American G.I.s caught up in the battle at Bastogne. None intends to be a hero, but each rises to the heroism demanded of him.
Nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Battleground picked up two Oscars for Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography.