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Writers:
Alfred Hayes (story)
Stewart Stern (screenplay)
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Release Date:
23 September 1951 (Portugal) See more »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Pier Angeli ... Teresa Russo
John Ericson ... Philip Cass
Patricia Collinge ... Mrs. Clara Cass, Philip's Mother
Richard Bishop ... Mr. Cass, Philip's Father
Peggy Ann Garner ... Susan Cass

Ralph Meeker ... Sgt. Dobbs
Bill Mauldin ... Grissom
Ave Ninchi ... Teresa's Mother

Edward Binns ... Sgt. Brown

Rod Steiger ... Frank
Aldo Silvani ... Professor Crocce
Tommy Lewis ... Walter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Guido Martufi ... Sergio, Teresa's little brother
Edith Atwater ... Mrs. Lawrence (uncredited)
Lewis E. Ciannelli ... Cheyenne (uncredited)
Franco Interlenghi ... Mario (uncredited)

Lee Marvin ... G.I. (uncredited)
Richard McNamara ... G.I. cook (uncredited)
Eulabelle Moore ... Woman (uncredited)

Robert Wagner ... G.I. (uncredited)

Directed by
Fred Zinnemann 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alfred Hayes  story
Stewart Stern  screenplay
Stewart Stern  story

Produced by
Arthur M. Loew Jr. .... producer (as Arthur M. Loew)
 
Original Music by
Louis Applebaum 
 
Cinematography by
William Miller  (as William J. Miller)
 
Film Editing by
Dave Kummins  (as David Kummins)
Frank Sullivan 
 
Art Direction by
Leo Kerz 
 
Art Department
Italo Tomassi .... construction department head: scenic artists (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jim Shields .... sound (as James Shields)
 
Music Department
Jack Shaindlin .... musical director
Jack Shaindlin .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Arnold Laven .... script supervisor
 

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Runtime:
102 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Rod Steiger's first film.See more »
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13 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Beetle Bailey comes face to face with Oedipus, 21 March 2002
Author: howdymax from Las Cruces, New Mexico

This is one depressing movie. So many of the lead characters are unpleasant, it really is difficult to know where to start. Let me begin with the most unpleasant character of all. John Ericson. He began as a Mama's Boy, joined the Army and became a misfit and coward, married and was a lousy husband, and finally walked out on his responsibilities as a father. Throughout the movie he whines, cries, and bitches about his lot in life. One has to wonder, even with the demands of war, how he ever got into the service. In his first encounter with the enemy - he is reduced to a quivering blob crying for his buddy and finally ending up in the loony ward with "battle fatigue".

He gets married to Pier Angeli (more later) in Italy just as the war ends. It baffles me how the Army would ever give permission to a guy like him to marry anyone. Once he rotates and his child-bride joins him at home in New York, we begin to discover what a worm he really is.

His mother dominates him and his father is a total wimp. His sister is a totally unlikable snot. The movie keeps flashing forward to his visit with a mental health pro at the VA. I don't know why. There is nothing they could do for him, although the writers would like you to think so. His problem is his mommy, but he attaches himself to anyone he thinks can prop him up. Aggh, it irritates me just to talk about him.

Pier Angeli, on the other hand, makes this movie. Her performance (at 18 yo) is dazzling. She is beautiful, sensitive, and totally sincere. She is clearly in love with Phillip, and wise enough to understand his problem - even if he won't.

It is, as I said, an unpleasant movie. But it was well shot and, I have to admit, a thoughtful movie. All in all, it was worth watching.



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