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San Pietro (1945)

Unrated | | Documentary, Short, War | 3 May 1945 (USA)
Director John Huston documents the Battle of San Pietro Infine in December 1943.

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John Huston (uncredited)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Mark W. Clark Mark W. Clark ... Himself - Introduction (uncredited)
John Huston ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
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This documentary movie is about the battle of San Pietro, a small village in Italy. Over 1,100 US soldiers were killed while trying to take this location, that blocked the way for the Allied forces from the Germans. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Documentary | Short | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 1945 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The filmmakers arrived in San Pietro after the battle had ended. All of the battle footage was reenacted. See more »

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Featured in Force of Arms (1951) See more »

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the extra minutes are worth fighting for
20 March 2003 | by mynameisalSee all my reviews

i recently saw the approx. 40min version of this film and i must say, knowing what is missing from the 32min version, that it is indeed far more impactful and superior. images of more fallen soldiers in white body bags appear and reappear throughout to the point of it being a reocurring theme. i'm sure it's just as brilliant without the extra footage, but if you can, try to see the extra footage. while i have not seen the true original (running approx. 50min), i'm quite positive it's even better than the one i was fortunate enough to see. a great documentary film all-around (even if some of it was staged).


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