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Stanley Kramer's WW-II character study has Lee Marvin as the Sergeant of a small squad laid over during fighting in Italy. During the otherwise boring time between battles, tensions arise as they are ordered not to rescue a squad mate pinned down by the enemy, for fear of risking more lives. Based on the stage play "A Sound of Hunting", by Harry Brown. Written by
During the invasion of Iwo Jima, Marine Lee Marvin was shot in the behind by a Japanese sniper. See more »
When Pvt. Collucci throws a grenade at the German machine gun, it is easy to see where the grenade lands as a small puff of dust is visible. However, the explosion occurs well to the left and behind where the grenade actually landed. See more »
At first may seem like a poorly written and acted movie but you must REMEMBER that this movie was made in 1952 and one must use his/her imagination to fill in the missing special effects that we've been forced to endure.
Many movies of the era used the same format but the movie was about individual soldiers and not the war. I'm sure combat veterans would be better suited to comment on the goodness/badness of the film but suspect they would like it.
Maybe Lee Marvin's first starring role? But the character of Sergeant Joe Mooney was carried out thru his career and it is always a pleasure to watch.
A good movie for its time and remains so in my humble opinion.
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