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The Execution of Private Slovik (1974)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama  -  13 March 1974 (USA)
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The story of Eddie Slovik, who was executed by the Army in 1945, the only American soldier to be executed for desertion since the Civil War.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Eddie Slovik
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Antoinette Slovik
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Father Stafford
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Jimmy Feedek
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Dunn
Ben Hammer ...
Lt. Col. Leacock
Warren J. Kemmerling ...
Maj. Fellman (as Warren Kemmerling)
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Brockmeyer
Kathryn Grody ...
Margaret
Paul Lambert ...
Joe Sirelli
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Holloway
Joe George ...
109th Regiment Sergeant (as Joseph George)
Laurence Haddon ...
Piper
James Burr Johnson ...
NCO
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Childs
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The story of Eddie Slovik, who was executed by the Army in 1945, the only American soldier to be executed for desertion since the Civil War.

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Was it an Act of Cowardice... or an Act of Conscience?

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A Execução do Soldado Slovik  »

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The court-martial scene was filmed in the Grand Ballroom of the passenger ship and tourist attraction Queen Mary, in Long Beach, California. See more »

Quotes

Father Stafford: Give it another volley if you like it so much!
Lt. Col. Leacock: Take it easy, Padre! None of us are enjoying this.
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Drum Boogie
Written by Gene Krupa and Roy Eldridge
Performed by The Andrews Sisters
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I was there when Slovik was murdered. I heard very few GIs condemning Slovik. Eisenhower received universal criticism for his cowardly decision. Making an example of someone seldom has the desired effect. I was a M/Sgt but saw the dire consequences of Commisioned Officers' decisions costing many lives unnecessarily. None of them were ever court martialled for that.. Slovik's not fighting cost less lives than Officers' mistakes. I try to remember only the Good things of that War as few as they are. I watched the movie only a short while and it brought back so many bad memories I couldn't watch the rest. Since then, I don't watch war movies, the Real thing can never be portrayed via the Media.


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