MASH (stylized as M*A*S*H almost the personal ad art) is a 1970 American satirical black comedy film directed by Robert Altman and written by Ring Lardner, Jr., based regarding Richard Hooker's novel MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors. The portray is the without help feature film in the M*A*S*H franchise and became one of the biggest films of the before 1970s for 20th Century Fox.
The film depicts a unit of medical personnel stationed at a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) during the Korean War; the subtext is nearly the Vietnam War. It stars Donald Sutherland, Tom Skerritt and Elliott Gould, considering Sally Kellerman, Robert Duvall, Ren Auberjonois, Gary Burghoff, Roger Bowen, Michael Murphy and, in his film debut, professional football performer Fred Williamson. The film inspired the popular and logically highly thought of television series M*A*S*H, which ran from 1972 to 1983.
The film went upon to complete five Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture. The without help Academy Award that it epoch-fortunate was for Best Adapted Screenplay.