Battle Circus

Battle Circus

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Overview

Battle Circus

In his only MGM film, Humphrey Bogart plays the commanding officer of a M*A*S*H unit during the Korean War. Bogart runs his operation by the book, though he can take time out now and again for compassion. When nurse June Allyson shows up, Bogie is irritated by her foolhardiness and misplaced idealism. Need we tell you that the two "opposites" eventually fall in love? Keenan Wynn steals the show as the camp's wheeler-dealer, a sort of ancestor for such future insouciant M*A*S*H characters as Hawkeye, Trapper John and B.J. Hunnicutt. According to Hollywood scuttlebutt, Humphrey Bogart liked writer/director Richard Brooks because he could walk all over him. Brooks doesn't appear too servile in his disciplined handling of the film, though one can detect a slight lack of enthusiasm on his part.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/28/2012
UPC: 0883316616970
Original Release: 1953
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Sales rank: 11,088

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Humphrey Bogart Maj. Jeb Webbe
June Allyson Lt. Ruth McCara
Keenan Wynn Sgt. Orvil Statt
Robert Keith Lt. Col. Hillary Whalters
William Campbell Capt. John Rustford
Perry Sheehan Lt. Lawrence
Patricia Tiernan Lt. Rose Ashland
Adele Longmire Lt. Jane Franklin
Jonathan Cott Adjutant
Ann Morrison Lt. Edith Edwards
Helene Winston Lt. Graciano
Sarah Selby Capt. Dobbs
Danny Chang Korean Child
Philip Ahn Korean Prisoner
Steve Forrest Sergeant
Jeff Richards Lieutenant
Dick Simmons Capt. Norson

Technical Credits
Richard Brooks Director,Screenwriter
John Alton Cinematographer
James Basevi Art Director
Pandro S. Berman Producer
George Boemler Editor
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Arnold A. Gillespie Special Effects
Lennie Hayton Score Composer
Al Jennings Asst. Director
Al Jennings Asst. Director
Laura Kerr Original Story
Alan Rivkin Original Story
Alfred E. Spencer Set Decoration/Design
William J. Tuttle Makeup
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

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