Battle of the Bulge

Battle of the Bulge

Ken Annakin (1965)

PG Certificate


Our Score
This truly spectacular war epic is almost on a par with Patton, though its original widescreen impact is sorely diminished when shown on TV. Based on the last German offensive in 1944, when thousands of tanks smashed their way through the snowy pine forests of the Ardennes, it's a study of resolve on both the American and the German sides. Representing Uncle Sam are Robert Ryan and Dana Andrews, with Henry Fonda as the only man who sees the German tactic months before it happens. But the picture is dominated by Robert Shaw as the German colonel, a riveting portrait of military genius infested with paranoia. The climax is High Noon with tanks.


A German tank commander is assigned to lead a surprise counter-attack against Allied forces as part of a last-ditch attempt to turn the tide of the Second World War and prevent the invasion of his country. An American intelligence officer realises what the enemy is planning, and tries to convince his superiors that they are facing a major offensive. Drama, starring Robert Shaw, Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Telly Savalas and Charles Bronson.

Cast & Crew

Col Hessler Robert Shaw
Lt Col Kiley Henry Fonda
Col Pritchard Dana Andrews
Wolenski Charles Bronson
Guffy Telly Savalas
Gen Grey Robert Ryan
Sgt Duquesne George Montgomery
Schumacher Ty Hardin
Elena Barbara Werle
Lt Weaver James MacArthur
Director Ken Annakin
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: General Film Dist LtdGuidance: Some violence.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray