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Private Angelo (1949)

Private Angelo has been conscripted into the Italian Army in WWII. The trouble is that Private Angelo doesn't like people shooting at him so he tries all sorts of tricks to avoid being ... See full summary »
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Cast overview:
Godfrey Tearle ...
María Denis ...
Lucrezia
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Pvt. Angelo
Marjorie Rhodes ...
Countess
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Feste
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Marchesa Dolce
Robin Bailey ...
Simon Telfer
Harry Locke ...
Cpl. Trivet
Bill Shine ...
Col. Michael
John Harvey ...
Cpl. McCunn
Diana Graves ...
Lucia
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Private Angelo has been conscripted into the Italian Army in WWII. The trouble is that Private Angelo doesn't like people shooting at him so he tries all sorts of tricks to avoid being caught up in the action. But however hard he tries to avoid it events always seem to lead him back to the fighting. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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6 July 1949 (UK)  »

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Nimeni on Angelo  »

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Moyna MacGill (Marchesa Dolce) was the mother-in-law of Peter Ustinov (Private Angelo) at the time that the film was made. See more »

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Referenced in Logan's Run (1976) See more »

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A Ustinov Classic
18 October 2004 | by (Queensland) – See all my reviews

A classic war movie covering the period when Italy moving from fighting the allies through surrender to fighting the Axis powers. The charming story is seen through the eyes of Angelo, young aristocrat, who believes he lacks 'il dono di coraggio' - roughly 'the gift of courage'. He runs away from his unit at the front and tries to fit back into a civilian society that has yet to experience the horrors of 'liberation' by the invading armies. The war and its awful results are portrayed honestly. With a light-hearted irony the meaning of courage becomes clearer as different characters strive to live human lives during the turmoil. Angelo finds his true vocation and love in the heart of the Italian countryside. This is a must-see movie....


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