Battleground (1949) – William Wellman directs James Whitmore

TCM 8/25/16–the William Wellman directed classic Battleground (1949) where we see how the 101st Airborne Division held off the Germans on a snowy WW II battlefield and how the Oscar nominated here James Whitmore (talk about a great performance as a tough combat veteran) started a long successful career as a character actor cumulating with his brilliant role in The Shawshank Redemption (1994) as aging inmate Brooks Hatlen.



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