Take the High Ground! (1953) – Episode 77

Take the High Ground! (1953)

Welcome to today’s show, Take the High Ground! (1953), my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follow the links to social media in the podcast show notes. You can also go to snarkymoviereviews.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts. Remember this show is completely free and independent. All I ask is that you jump over to iTunes and give me a review. Today’s movie is Take the High Ground! (1953). This movie is a macho bonanza. Elaine Stewart is virtually the only woman in the movie. I like this movie because it is an accurate portrayal of basic training. ACTORS Richard Widmark played the role of SFC. Thorne Ryan. Widmark was covered in Episode 18 – The Vikings (1958). Karl Malden played SSG. Laverne Holt. Malden was covered in Episode 26 – Time Limit (1957). Russ Tamblyn played recruit Paul Jamison. During this movie, he was able to use his considerable acrobatic skills in many of the scenes, for…

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Battleground (1949) – Episode 50

Battleground (1949)

Battleground (1949) is the first movie to show US troops in action during World War II. It features an ensemble cast many of which were World War II veterans. The action is set during the Battle of the Bulge and gives a highly fictionalized version of the action that took place. Rough Script Battleground (1949) Welcome to today’s show, my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follows the links to social media in the podcast show notes. You can also go to snarkymoviereviews.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts. Today’s movie is the first of two that pay tribute to the 101st Airborne Division, the Screaming Eagles and their action in the Battle of Bulge December 16 – 25, 1944, 71 years ago this month. The Division was surrounded near a small Belgian town – Bastogne. This movie and next weeks tell highly fictionalized but entertaining version of the brave men that fought to stop the Nazi winter attack.…

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