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The Pigeon That Took Rome (1962)

 -  Comedy | War  -  20 June 1962 (USA)
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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 »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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

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20 June 1962 (USA)  »

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Salvatore Baccaloni's last film. See more »

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The end credits are superimposed over images of American soldiers moving out of Italy. This is followed by a shot of a pigeon who winks at the camera. See more »

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Spoofs The Ten Commandments (1956) See more »

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What a great story.
9 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at a local theater in the '60s. I loved it. War movies are among my favorites but this one is special. The story of American spies doing recon in Rome is plausible. Capt. Heston, a no no-nonsense combat leader was chosen over the division intelligence officers. A very well made and entertaining movie resulted. The script, the actors and the Roman setting is perfect. As mentioned in other comments, the cast seems to enjoy making this movie. The Chinese will probably come up with a DVD. I have a very good recording I took off of TV. We love to watch it after seeing a list of serious shoot-em up war movies. It's very hard to find so I treasure my copy.


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