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A Bell for Adano (1945)

Approved | | Drama, War | 21 June 1945 (USA)
In WW2, U.S. Army Major Joppolo and his troops are tasked with administering the war damaged Italian town of Adano where the locals decry the loss of the town bell.

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Sgt. Borth
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Lt. Crofts Livingstone, USN
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Nicolo - Italian POW
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Sgt. Trampani
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Capt. N. Purvis (as Henry Morgan)
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Giuseppe
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Cmdr. Robertson
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Col. W.W. Middleton - Provost Marshal
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Father Pensovecchio
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Zito
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Gargano - Chief of Police
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Errante - Cart Man
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Carl Erba - Cart Man
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Major Joppolo and his men are assigned to restore order to the war-torn Italian town of Adano. He has to manage getting supplies into town without interfering with troop movements, all the while dealing with colorful citizens of the town. One of his quests is to replace the bell which orders the town's life. Written by Robert Tonsing <rtonsing@ti.com>

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21 June 1945 (USA)  »

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John Hersey's A Bell for Adano  »

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Trivia

The character of Maj. Joppolo was based on Lt. Col. Frank E. Toscani, senior civil affairs officer of the U.S. Army military government in Licata, Italy. See more »

Goofs

When Tina crosses her room to open the door to Victor late at night, she carries an oil lamp. However, the long electrical cord actually powering the lamp is clearly visible as she crosses the room. See more »

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Referenced in The Flying Nun: A Bell for San Tanco (1967) See more »

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Lili Marleen
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Music by Norbert Schultze
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21 January 2000 | by (tulsa, oklahoma) – See all my reviews

John Hodiak and William Bendix reunite (they were in Lifeboat together) as soldiers keeping order in an Italian town. Hodiak is very charismatic, making one wish for more of his movies to be on video. Bendix is great, and Harry Morgan is excellent in this "boning up for Colonel Potter" role. Gene Tierney is both luminescent and down to earth as Tina. This film is funny, touching, and, at times just plain gleeful.


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