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San Pietro (1945)

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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Storyline

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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San Pietro 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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Trivia

One of the 50 films in the four-disc boxed DVD set called "Treasures from American Film Archives (2000)", compiled by the National Film Preservation Foundation from 18 American film archives. This film was preserved by The National Archives and Records Administration. The movie was shot by six Signal Corps cameramen under Maj. John Huston's direction, but his five-reel version was considered too anti-war and it was cut to the 32 minute-version eventually released. See more »

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Referenced in Key Largo (1948) See more »

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It's all in the perception
22 November 2003 | by chinaskeeSee all my reviews

While I agree with another reviewer here that " All Quiet On The Western Front" is one of the greatest anti-war films of all time I don't see this documentary as anti-war at all. San Pietro was of strategic value to the Allied Forces and yes we took it at great loss of life and yes nobody wants to die in some war in a foreign country but these brave young men died for a good cause. To try and use this film to argue that wars should never be fought does a great disservice to all the young Americans who died to free Europe from the Nazis.


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