Battle Circus

Major Jed Webbe is a brilliant, hard-bitten Army surgeon with a weakness for women and strong liquor.
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  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: August 28, 2012
  • Originally Released: 1953
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)

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User Ratings: 83
Rating: C+ -- Though not one of Bogart's strongest, this serviceable feature is one of few war (Korea) films in which he wears uniform, and his only MGM picture, co-starring with that studio's reliable performer, June Allyson. Full Review
EmanuelLevy.Com
Oct 19, 2012
Rating: 3/5 -- An absorbing, often tingling background of a mobile Army surgical hospital at the Korean front. Unfortunately for the general pace and impact, considerable time is allotted to a dawdling and familiar personal drama. Full Review
New York Times
Apr 8, 2008
Rating: 2/4 -- Singularly undistinguished except for Bogart's presence. Full Review
TV Guide
Apr 8, 2008
A war story that has everything but a plot. Full Review
Associated Press
Jun 24, 2019

Description by OLDIES.com:

Long before M*A*S*H, there was Battle Circus. Made during the Korean War, this tribute to the indomitable human spirit takes an authentic, almost documentary-like look at the nurses and doctors who operated in the battlefront Mobile Army Surgical Hospitals. Major Jed Webbe (Humphrey Bogart) is a brilliant, hard-bitten Army surgeon with a weakness for women and strong liquor. Fresh from the states arrives Lt. Ruth McCara (June Allyson), a naive young nurse ready to save the world. The story of their love and heroism, told against the grimly realistic background of pounding artillery and deadly ambushes, forms the core of the film.

The title Battle Circus comes from the way the mobile field units can strike their tents, move to a new battle area, then set them up again like circus roustabouts in nothing flat. And, like circus daredevils, these heroes risk life and death on a daily basis.

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  • Sales Rank: 37,552
  • UPC: 883316616970
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