MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 3,931 this week

The Pigeon That Took Rome (1962)

 -  Comedy | War  -  20 June 1962 (USA)
6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 255 users  
Reviews: 7 user

Charlton Heston stars as an American soldier behind Italian lines in World War II. In order to communicate German movements to the Allies, he uses carrier pigeons fitted with messages. As ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(novel),
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

Related News

R.I.P. Gary Collins
| avclub.com

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1880 titles
created 18 Sep 2012
 
a list of 343 titles
created 22 Oct 2012
 
a list of 189 titles
created 28 Apr 2013
 
a list of 56 titles
created 16 Jul 2013
 
a list of 4532 titles
created 30 Sep 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Pigeon That Took Rome (1962)

The Pigeon That Took Rome (1962) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Pigeon That Took Rome.
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

During the 1900 Boxer Rebellion against foreigners in China U.S.Army Major Matt Lewis aided by British Consul Sir Arthur Robertson devises a strategy to keep the rebels at bay until an international military relief force arrives.

Directors: Nicholas Ray, Guy Green
Stars: Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, David Niven
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

After the murder of her lover Caesar, Egypt's queen Cleopatra needs a new ally. She seduces his probable successor Marc Antony. This develops into real love and slowly leads to a war with the other possible successor - Octavius.

Director: Charlton Heston
Stars: Charlton Heston, Hildegard Neil, Eric Porter
El Cid (1961)
Adventure | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The fabled Spanish hero Rodrigo Diaz (a.k.a. El Cid) overcomes a family vendetta and court intrigue to defend Christian Spain against the Moors.

Director: Anthony Mann
Stars: Charlton Heston, Sophia Loren, Raf Vallone
Julius Caesar (1970)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

All star cast heads up this 1970 remake of the William Shakespeare classic tale of the betrayal of the the Roman senate against their emperor, the plotting and scheming that led up to the ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Burge
Stars: Charlton Heston, Jason Robards, John Gielgud
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In the early 20th century, some convicts while on a road gang escape and one of the convicts is Zach Provo, a half Indian, who was sent to prison during the latter part of the 19th century.... See full summary »

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen
Stars: Charlton Heston, James Coburn, Barbara Hershey
Major Dundee (1965)
Adventure | War | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

During the last winter of the Civil War, cavalry officer Amos Dundee leads a contentious troop of Army regulars, Confederate prisoners and scouts on an expedition into Mexico to destroy a ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Peckinpah
Stars: Charlton Heston, Richard Harris, Jim Hutton
Drama | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A New Englander arrives in the Old West, where he becomes embroiled in a feud between two families over a valuable patch of land.

Director: William Wyler
Stars: Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker
Skyjacked (1972)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A crazed Vietnam vet bomber hijacks a Boeing 707 in this disaster film filled with the usual early '70s stereotypes, and demands to be taken to Russia.

Director: John Guillermin
Stars: Charlton Heston, James Brolin, Yvette Mimieux
Dark City (1950)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Gamblers who "took" an out-of-town sucker in a crooked poker game feel shadowy vengeance closing in on them.

Director: William Dieterle
Stars: Charlton Heston, Lizabeth Scott, Viveca Lindfors
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The biographical story of Michelangelo's troubles while painting the Sistine Chapel at the urging of Pope Julius II.

Director: Carol Reed
Stars: Charlton Heston, Rex Harrison, Diane Cilento
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Manuel Artiguez, a famous bandit during the Spanish civil war, has lived in French exile for 20 years. When his mother is dying he considers visiting her secretly in his Spanish home town. ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Zinnemann
Stars: Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn, Omar Sharif
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Mike Hamilton, a Philadelphia lawyer, comes to Naples to settle the estate of his long estranged "black sheep" brother. Once there, he discovers that the deceased has left an eight-year old... See full summary »

Director: Melville Shavelson
Stars: Clark Gable, Sophia Loren, Vittorio De Sica
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Captain Paul MacDougall / Benny the Snatch / Narrator
...
Antonella Massimo
...
Sgt. Joseph Contini
Salvatore Baccaloni ...
Ciccio Massimo
Marietto ...
Livio Massimo
Gabriella Pallotta ...
Rosalba Massimo
...
Col. Sherman Harrington
Arthur Shields ...
Monsignor O'Toole
Rudolph Anders ...
Col. Wilhelm Krafft
Vadim Wolkowsky ...
Conte Danesi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nick Borgani ...
Relative at Easter Dinner
...
Maj. Wolff
Bob Gandett ...
The General
...
Favio
Dick Nelson ...
The Chief (FDR) (scenes deleted)
Edit

Storyline

Charlton Heston stars as an American soldier behind Italian lines in World War II. In order to communicate German movements to the Allies, he uses carrier pigeons fitted with messages. As he grows more and more in love with the daughter of the family he stays with, the father accidentally feeds the pigeons to his family for Easter Dinner. Written by Jeremy Kirk <kirkman316@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

At Last! A Motion Picture That Delivers FUN!

Genres:

Comedy | War

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

20 June 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Americans Go Home  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Working title was "The Easter Dinner." See more »

Crazy Credits

'Geronimo II' as The Pigeon Who Took Rome See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Ten Commandments (1956) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Sleeper!
5 August 2001 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

Imagine Heston in role with elaborate costuming and playing second fiddle to one of the greatest upstagers of all time! The amazing thing is old Charlton even looks like he's having a good time. So, who's the guy continually pushing Moses Ben Hur out every scene they share? None other than the great basso from the Met, Salvatore Baccaloni. Now, you should know that Sal had a bad rep at the Met for being a bit of a joker and hard to work with, but the crew loved him. In this film, where Heston and Harry Guardino in his pre-TV days play two GIs in WW2 spying on the Germans, they have to inform the allies as to the morale and preparedness of the Germans. So, how are these two intrepids getting the word back to the Allies? Homing pigeons. No sweat...but, a problemo. The pigeons get eaten by Baccaloni's family for a festa and Sal, not wanting to get into trouble steals some pigeons from...the Germans to replace the ones his family ate. So, when the Germans start reading the messages, they suspect that ... well, it goes on from there. This film is an enjoyable comedy and gave Heston a relief from all those costume roles. Sadly, it was Baccaloni's last film, although he died 7 years later. No video, no DVD. Watch for it on the late show.


14 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Pigeon That Took Rome (1962) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?