Cinema: Clumping Around Market Garden

Operation Market-Garden was yet another in the great tradition of British military foulups. Like such classics as the charge of the Light Brigade and Gallipoli, it was a bold idea totally bollixed up in the execution. This movie version of the battle, based on Cornelius Ryan's bestselling history, does permit Britain's acting fraternity to redeem its generals' follies. Whatever is lively and memorable in the film, which is not much, is provided by the English members of the most expensive all-star cast in recent memory. Their Yank allies, doubtless because they had second-banana...

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