Approved | | Action, Drama, History
True tale about a squad of the 101st Airborne Division coping with being trapped by the Nazis in the besieged city of Bastogne, Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge in December of 1944.
Lux Radio Theater broadcast a sixty-minute radio adaptation of this movie on February 12, 1951, with Van Johnson, John Hodiak, Ricardo Montalban, George Murphy, Marshall Thompson, and James Whitmore reprising their film roles.
Hey, Kinnie - what ever happened to Jody?
Sgt. Kinnie: All right, come on! Come on! What do you want these guys to think, you're a bunch of WACs? Alright, alright pick it up now. Hut, two, three. Hut, two, three, four. Hut, two, three, four. You had a good home ...
During the prayer scenes with the padre, one of the soldiers sports a third army patch SSI. The third army under Patton was actually further south, and moving up north towards Bastogne to relief the siege, with its 4th armored division leading the way. Highly unlikely that a member of the 3rd army staff would be there within the Bastogne perimeter.
Also available in a computer colorized version.
English, French, German