Breakthrough

Breakthrough

Director: Lewis Seiler

Cast: David Brian, Frank Lovejoy, John Agar

     
 

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Filmed with the full cooperation of the U.S. Army, Breakthrough is a lean, no-nonsense war film set during the 1944 invasion of the continent. Led by Captain Hale (David Brian), a small group of infantrymen march through Normandy. The war-weary foot soldiers resent the presence of 90 Day Wonder lieutenant Joe Mallory (John Agar), but before long he proves his

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Filmed with the full cooperation of the U.S. Army, Breakthrough is a lean, no-nonsense war film set during the 1944 invasion of the continent. Led by Captain Hale (David Brian), a small group of infantrymen march through Normandy. The war-weary foot soldiers resent the presence of 90 Day Wonder lieutenant Joe Mallory (John Agar), but before long he proves his value to the platoon. The supporting characters are the usual aggregation of "types," though for the most part the usual cliches are avoided (so far as can be determined, nobody mentions the Brooklyn Dodgers). The only woman in the cast is Suzanne Dalbert, playing a Normandy villager with whom the GIs briefly dally. Near the beginning of Breakthrough, several scenes of actual combat training are deftly inserted into the dramatized sequences.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/02/2010
UPC:
0883316232156
Original Release:
1950
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Archives
Presentation:
[B&W, Full Frame]
Time:
1:31:00
Sales rank:
30,224

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
David Brian Capt. Hale
Frank Lovejoy Sgt. Bell
John Agar Lt. Joe Mallory
Paul Picerni Pvt. Ed Rojeck
Bill Self Pvt. George Glasheen
Greg McClure Pvt. Frank Finley
Richard Monahan "Four-Eff" Nelson
Matt Willis Pvt. Jumbo Hollis
Dick Wesson Hansen
Suzanne Dalbert Collette
Danny Arnold Pvt. Rothman
Dani Sue Nolan Lt. Janis King
Howard Negley Lt. Col. Lewis
William Campbell Dominick
Edward Norris Sgt. Roy Henderson

Technical Credits
Lewis Seiler Director
Folmar Blangsted Editor
Edwin DuPar Cinematographer
Bryan Foy Producer
Bernard Girard Screenwriter
William Lava Score Composer
Ted Sherdeman Screenwriter

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