Breakthrough (1950 film)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Original film poster
Directed by Lewis Seiler
Produced by Bryan Foy
Written by Joseph Breen Jr
Bernard Girard
Ted Sherdeman
Starring John Agar
David Brian
Frank Lovejoy
Narrated by Frank Lovejoy
Music by William Lava
Cinematography Edwin DuPar
Edited by Folmar Blangsted
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date
  • November 17, 1950 (1950-11-17)
Running time
91 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1,900,000 (US rentals)[1]

Breakthrough was a 1950 film starring John Agar about an American infantry unit in World War II. Approximately one-third of the film was assembled from preexisting footage.[2]


Captain Hale (David Brian) leads a company of infantrymen from the 1st Infantry Division from the D-Day landings through the Normandy campaign. They resent the presence of a fresh lieutenant Joe Mallory (John Agar).[3]



The picture makes use of official U.S. and British Army Air Force and Navy films, as well as captured German footage. Other scenes were filmed on location at Fort Ord near Monterey, California.[4]


External links[edit]