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The Execution of Private Slovik (1974)

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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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
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Lt. Col. Leacock
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Maj. Fellman (as Warren Kemmerling)
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Brockmeyer
Kathryn Grody ...
Margaret
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Joe Sirelli
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Holloway
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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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Trivia

In 1960 Frank Sinatra announced that he wanted to film Huie's book, with a script by Albert Maltz. Since Maltz was one of the Hollywood Ten, and given the anti-war nature of the story, Sinatra was publicly accused by John Wayne of having Communist sympathies. At the time Sinatra was campaigning for John F. Kennedy, who persuaded him to drop the project. 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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Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby
Written by Louis Jordan and Billy Austin
Performed by Louis Jordan
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Excellent!
10 October 2003 | by (Baltimore, Maryland) – See all my reviews

This has been one of my favorite films since it was first broadcast back in '74. I read William Bradford Huie's book, from which the film is based, and I also recommend it highly.

This should be required viewing for anyone who claims to be a WWII buff, like myself. It helps you see some of the truth of military life that isn't in the purvue of such excellent works as Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers, and that other "other side of the WWII Army" movie, Catch-22.

Who do we have to harass to get this released on DVD??


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