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Battle Circus(1953)

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  • Hope It Gets Frequent Showings

    • Playitagaintcm
    • 7/15/13

    To make it short and sweet,I loved it!Didn't expect much from blurbs elsewhere,but Allyson & Bogie worked well together,esp in comical falls outside shower tent in the mud!Bogie may not have been happy on the set,but it was a well worth seeing film to me.Love early career appearance of Steve Forrest ~1hr 25 minutes into film,before they arrive at final stage.

  • Enjoyed it

    • Jarrod McDonald
    • 1/1/10

    June Allyson and Humphrey Bogart have great chemistry in this film. They're a lot of fun to watch. The best scene is the one where they're running through the rain and falling in the mud. Obviously, they're the inspiration for the Hawkeye and Hot Lips characters in the Altman film as well as the TV series. One thing I realized about the TV version is that the doctors and nurses don't really uproot and move around like they do in this movie. The M in MASH stands for mobile. And historically, Bogey makes a comment about there being three major world conflicts in the 20th century. That tells me they thought Korea would turn into another World War. Little did they know that Vietnam and the Persian Gulf would also occur before the millennium.

  • You go Junie

    • I <3 Junie
    • 1/25/09

    This is one of my favorite June Allyson movies and it will remain that. And all of you are right, the set is like the one from the TV show MASH. I wish they didn't copy it. But it is still the best movie with Junie in it.

  • Derivative

    • Arnie
    • 1/2/09

    I totally agree w/ Wayne. "Battle Circus" set the standard, clear cut a path that the movie "MASH" merely sauntered down. Especially the opening scenes; the helicopters, the aerial view of the camp, the removal of the patients, down to the 3 nurses arriving in a jeep, as opposed to a truck with Duke, was lifted from "Battle Circus".I think Ring Lardner got an Oscar for stealing from "Battle Circus" and for transcribing directly from the novel.Easy award.

  • MASH was a remake of "Battle Circus."

    • Wayne
    • 1/2/09

    I think you have it backwards, MASH TV had sets that looked like the sets used in "Battle Circus".I am not as impressed with MASH, the movie or the TV show, after seeing "Battle Circus."

  • "MASH" look-alike

    • Joe
    • 10/13/07

    just wanted to point out; for those that are interested: the sets in this movie look exactly like the sets in the TV show "MASH".

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