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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

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3 May 1945 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Available as an extra on the VCI Entertainment 2008 DVD edition of Surrender - Hell! (1959). See more »

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A U.S. Army Documentary but Maybe the Greatest Anti-War Film Ever
27 December 2000 | by marie_DSee all my reviews

This film is available on DVD -- as part of the "Treasures from American Film Archives" collection released this year. The collection has lots of gems on its four disks but "The Battle of San Pietro" alone would make it worth the price.

I watched this 30-minute documentary of one of many battles in Italy shortly after having viewed "All Quiet on the Western Front" for the first time. I thought the Milestone film was brilliant but it was this Huston documentary that made me cry. I don't know whether it is the matter-of-fact narration (by the director), the sight of all those G.I.s, or the Italian children that got to me but the sum of it all was almost overwhelming. Very highly recommended. 10/10


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