- Original title
- Running time
- 116 min.
- United States
Ring Lardner Jr. (Novel: Richard Hooker)
Jo Ann Pflug,
20th Century Fox
Comedy. Drama. War | Korean War. Medical. Satire
- Synopsis / Plot
- November, 1951. The 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital is shaken up by the arrival of Captains Hawkeye Pierce and Duke Forrest...crack surgeons but lousy soldiers. Joined by renowned chest-cutter Trapper John McIntyre, the surgeons set about dealing with the daily carnage of the war by raising hell. From getting rid of the idiotic Major Burns, to helping the camp dentist commit "suicide", there's no lengths the Swampmen won't go to distract themselves from the horrors of war.
: Oscar: Best Adapted Screenplay. 5 Nominations
: Golden Globes: Best Movie - Comedy or Musical. 6 nominations
: BAFTA Awards: 5 Nominations including Best Film and Director
: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Film & Best Director
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Adapted Comedy Screenplay
: Cannes Film Festival: Palme d´Or (Golden Palm)
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