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Fighting On Film: Battle of the Bulge (1965) – Henry Fonda – Robert Shaw – Charles Bronson

In this episode of the Fighting On Film war movie podcast we discuss that questionable classic from 1965 – ‘The Battle of the Bulge’. We unpack why this epic 3-hour war movie fails to do the story of the actual battle justice despite a decent cast that includes Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw, Telly Savalas, Charles Bronson & Robert Ryan.

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Introduction – 0:00
That’s the Wrong Tank! – 04:20
Character Rundown – 06:10
Poor Development – 08:00
Hessler & Konrad – 10:30
This Film Isn’t Really About the Battle – 12:00
Character Collapse – 14:10
Using A War Crime As A Plot Device – 18:30
The General’s Model Collection – 19:45
A Wild General Appears – 24:15
A Chocolate Cake? – 25:20
The Comic Relief – 29:00
Final Thoughts – 32:30

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