The Last Blitzkrieg

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  • Approved
  • 1959
  • 1 hr 24 min
  • 5.8  (331)

The Last Blitzkrieg is a 1959 war drama film directed by Arthur Dreifuss and starring Van Johnson, Kerwin Mathews, and Dick York. The movie is set during World War II and follows a group of American soldiers who are captured by German forces during the Battle of the Bulge. The soldiers are taken to a prison camp, where they are separated from their fellow soldiers and forced to endure harsh treatment from their captors.

The film opens with the American soldiers fighting German forces in the Ardennes Forest in Belgium. The soldiers, led by Lieutenant David Brent (Van Johnson), are outnumbered and outgunned. They are eventually captured by German soldiers and taken to a prison camp, where they are interrogated by German officers who are looking for information on American troop movements.

The American soldiers are separated from their fellow soldiers and thrown into a cell together. They are constantly monitored by their German guards, who are also their only source of food and water. The soldiers are forced to endure physical and emotional abuse from their captors, who are determined to break their will and force them to reveal valuable information about American troop movements.

As the days pass, the American soldiers begin to bond with each other and find ways to cope with their situation. They form a plan to escape the prison camp and make their way back to American lines. However, their plans are foiled when one of their fellow soldiers, Private Schelling (Dick York), is caught trying to escape and is executed by the German guards.

The remaining soldiers are confronted with the harsh reality that their escape attempt may cost them their lives. However, they refuse to give up and continue to plan their escape with the hope that they can make it back to American lines and rejoin their fellow soldiers.

Throughout the movie, the theme of conflict is ever-present. Not just the conflict between the American and German soldiers, but also the internal conflict that the American soldiers feel as they struggle to cope with the harsh realities of war. The movie portrays the soldiers as heroes who are willing to risk everything for their country and their fellow soldiers.

The Last Blitzkrieg is a powerful and emotionally charged movie that offers a unique perspective on the Battle of the Bulge. The film is shot in black and white and uses a mix of location filming and studio sets to create a realistic portrayal of war-torn Europe. The acting is strong, particularly from Van Johnson, who conveys the emotional turmoil that his character experiences throughout the movie.

Overall, The Last Blitzkrieg is a well-made movie that offers a realistic and moving portrayal of the horrors of war. It is a must-see for anyone interested in World War II history, as well as anyone who enjoys war dramas.

The Last Blitzkrieg is a 1959 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 24 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.8.

The Last Blitzkrieg
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    1 hr 24 min
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    5.8  (331)