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Battle Circus (1953) was a War - Romance Film directed by Richard Brooks and produced by Pandro S. Berman.

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Battle Circus – 1953

By Bogart Fan on Sep 1, 2013 From The Bogie Film Blog

My Review —A Solid War Dramedy— Your Bogie Film Fix: out of 5 Bogies! Director: Richard Brooks The Lowdown Major Jed Webbe (Humphrey Bogart) deals with the stress of being a surgeon during the Korean war by drinking heavily and bedding nurses. When Lieutenant Ruth McGara (June Allyso... Read full article


Battle Circus (Richard Brooks, 1953)

By Judy on Mar 8, 2013 From Movie Classics

Humphrey Bogart and June Allyson Nearly two decades before M.A.S.H., the Korean War romantic drama Battle Circus, starring Humphrey Bogart and June Allyson as a surgeon and nurse, covered much of the same territory. Indeed, the opening shots of a helicopter hovering above a landscape of tents looks ... Read full article


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Humphrey Bogart accidentally set his left thumb afire with lighter fluid while filming the scene in which his character burns some documents. The accident is visible in the film.
The film originally had a different title but the studio and the director thought that title would mislead audiences, so the title "Battle Circus" was instead chosen. The title that was rejected: "MASH".
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