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In the 1943 invasion of Italy, one American platoon lands, digs in, then makes its way inland to blow up a bridge next to a fortified farmhouse, as tension and casualties mount. Unusually realistic picture of war as long quiet stretches of talk, punctuated by sharp, random bursts of violent action whose relevance to the big picture is often unknown to the soldiers. Written by
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The footage of the platoon attacking the German armored car--which was actually a US Army halftrack--has been used in many subsequent war movies and TV shows. See more »
When the men find the farmhouse and are deciding to storm it they are by the tree. Two men are ordered to go down to the road. Richard Conte and another actor go. The camera pans back and you can see the boom shadow on the tree. See more »
Nothing slower than crawling. Nothing in the world. How long would it take to crawl around the world? A hundred years? A thousand years?
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Opening credits: It was just a little walk In the warm Italian sun But it was not an easy thing And poets are writing The tale of that fight And songs for children to sing See more »
An extraordinary war movie, distinguished for its special use of language.
When this picture came out in 1945 I was stationed at England General Hospital in Atlantic City. My wife and I found a baby-sitter for our one-year-old son and went to see this movie. Atlantic City at that time was a military town, and most of the soldiers were patients at EGH -- most of them amputees. Run-of-the-mill war movies were occasions for hoots and catcalls from the soldier audience. The audience the night we saw A Walk in the Sun sat spellbound and silent.
I have always wanted to see the film again to see if it is as good as I thought at the time. Last night my wife and I watched it again on DVD. I was puzzled at first. Then I realized that the soldiers in the film did not talk like soldiers (no four-letter words); also they were speaking their lines in blank verse. Unlike most movies of that vintage it withstands the test of time. If it is not a four-star movie, there is no such thing!
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