Battle Circus Battle Circus

M-G-M's great drama of desire under fire!

A young Army nurse, Lt Ruth McGara (June Allyson), newly assigned to the 66th MASH during the Korean War, attracts the sexual attention of the unit's commander Dr. (MAJ) Jed Webbe (Humphrey Bogart). Webbe, who has a drinking problem, at first wants a "no strings" relationship. McGara is warned by the other nurses of Webbe's womanizing ways. Despite these initial handicaps, their love flourishes against a background of war, enemy attacks, death and injury. The relationship deepens and uplifts both characters.

Recent reviews

More

Popular Lists

More
  • Meditation Park
  • Naturally Native
  • The Boy Downstairs
  • Dare to Be Wild
  • You Were Never Really Here

Written by Women

aobh

aobh 13,013 films

This list is for scripts or source material written or co-written by women. Recs welcome!

Of interest: letterboxd.com/film/without-lying-down-frances-marion-and-the-power-of-women-in-hollywood/

letterboxd.com/film/tales-from-the-script/

  • In a Lonely Place
  • Laura
  • Strangers on a Train
  • Rebecca
  • My Cousin Rachel

In a Lonely Place: Women Writers of Classic Hollywood

catsiopeia

catsiopeia 1,140 films

+ beyond, both screenwriters and writers whose works were adapted

  • Goodbye, Farewell & Amen
  • The Manchurian Candidate
  • The Steel Helmet
  • Swing Kids
  • Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War

Every Korean War Movie

Rose

Rose 147 films

Often referred to as "The Forgotten War" Korea was neither as widespread as the war preceding it or as long…