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Story of G.I. Joe ()


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During WW2, Pulitzer prize winner and war correspondent Ernie Pyle joins the army and writes articles about his comrades in his daily columns.

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  • Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations.
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Ernie Pyle - Scripps-Howard War Correspondent
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Lt. Walker
Freddie Steele ...
Sergeant Warnicki
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Private Dondaro
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Private Spencer
John R. Reilly ...
Private Murphy (as Jack Reilly)
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Private Mew (as Bill Murphy)
Combat Veterans of the Campaigns in Africa Sicily and Italy ...
U.S. Army Soldiers
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Pvt. Whitey (uncredited)
Michael Browne ...
Sergeant (uncredited)
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Bob Hope (Voice on Radio Program) (uncredited) (voice)
Yolanda Lacca ...
Amelia, Italian Girl (uncredited)
Barney Noto ...
Staff Sergeant Barney Noto (uncredited)
Tito Renaldo ...
Lopez (uncredited)
Dick Rich ...
Sergeant at Showers (uncredited)
William Self ...
Pvt. Cookie Henderson (uncredited)
Nino Tempo ...
Begging Child (uncredited)
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Nurse Lt. Elizabeth 'Red' Murphy (uncredited)

Directed by

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William A. Wellman

Written by

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Leopold Atlas ... (screenplay) &
Guy Endore ... (screenplay) &
Philip Stevenson ... (screenplay)
 
Ben Bengal ... (additional dialogue) (uncredited)
 
Alan Le May ... () (uncredited)
 
Ernie Pyle ... (books "Brave Men" and "Here Is Your War") (uncredited)

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Lester Cowan ... producer
David S. Hall ... associate producer (as David Hall)

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Louis Applebaum ... (musical score)
Ann Ronell ... (musical score)

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Russell Metty ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Albrecht Joseph

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Otho Lovering ... supervising film editor

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David S. Hall ... (uncredited)

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Edward G. Boyle

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Bud Westmore ... makeup artist

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Ray Heinz ... production manager

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Robert Aldrich ... assistant director
Bert Chervin ... assistant director (uncredited)
Arthur Levering ... second unit director (uncredited)

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James W. Sullivan ... associate art director (as James Sullivan)

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Frank McWhorter ... sound recordist

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Barney Wolff ... special effects (uncredited)

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Ned Scott ... still photographer (uncredited)

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Louis Forbes ... associate musical director
Louis Applebaum ... musical director (uncredited)
William A. Wilmarth ... music mixer (uncredited)

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Don Whitehead ... transportation coordinator (uncredited)

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Hal Boyle ... technical guidance for the combat correspondents: Associated Press
Paige Cavanaugh ... researcher
Edward H. Coffey ... technical guidance for the Army Ground Forces: A.G.F. (as Lt. Col. Edward H. Coffey)
Lester Cowan ... presenter
Chris Cunningham ... technical guidance for the combat correspondents: United Press
Jack Foisie ... technical guidance for the combat correspondents: Stars and Stripes (as Sgt. Jack Foisie)
Lucien Hubbard ... technical guidance for the combat correspondents: Reader's Digest
George Lait ... technical guidance for the combat correspondents: International News Service
Bob Landry ... technical guidance for the combat correspondents: Life Magazine
Robert Miller ... technical guidance for the Army Ground Forces: 34th. Inf. Div. (as Lt. Col. Robert Miller)
Roy A. Murray Jr. ... technical guidance for the Army Ground Forces: 4th. Ranger Bn. (as Lt. Col. Roy A. Murray Jr.)
Walter Nye ... technical guidance for the Army Ground Forces: 4th. Ranger Bn. (as Maj. Walter Nye)
Robert Reuben ... technical guidance for the combat correspondents: Reuters
Clete Roberts ... technical guidance for the combat correspondents: Blue Network
Charles Shunstrom ... technical guidance for the Army Ground Forces: 1st. Ranger Bn. (as Capt. Charles Shunstrom)
Milton M. Thornton ... technical guidance for the Army Ground Forces: 1st. Inf. Div. (as Capt. Milton M.Thornton)
Don Whitehead ... technical guidance for the combat correspondents: Associated Press

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Lesley J. McNair ... grateful acknowledgement (as Lt. Gen. Lesley J. McNair)
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Plot Summary

The story of men at war and that of the esteemed Pulitzer prize winning war correspondent Ernie Pyle. Soon after the U.S. entry into World War II, Pyle joined C Company, 18th Infantry in North Africa. There he got to know the men and often wrote about them in his columns mentioning them by name, something both the soldiers and their families back home appreciated. Pyle moved to other units but as C Company is the first he went into combat with, he considers them "his" company and rejoins them in Italy. Many will die but his reporting brings a human face to war. Written by garykmcd

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Taglines MITCHUM'S GREATEST...is the screen's mightiest action drama ! (1949 re-release) See more »
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Also Known As
  • G.I. Joe (United States)
  • The Story of G.I. Joe (United States)
  • Ernie Pyle's Story of G.I. Joe (United States)
  • This Is Your War (United States)
  • War Correspondent (United Kingdom)
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  • 108 min
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Budget $1,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The extras in the film were real American GIs, in the process of being transferred from the war in Europe to the Pacific. Many of them were killed in the fighting on Okinawa--the same battle in which Ernie Pyle was killed by a Japanese machine gunner--never having seen the movie in which they appeared. See more »
Goofs The unit Pyle is with--the 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division--never fought in the Italian campaign. After the Sicilian campaign ended, it was brought back to England and began training for the D-Day invasion in Normandy. The 1st Division would eventually spearhead the assault on Omaha Beach. See more »
Movie Connections Edited from San Pietro (1945). See more »
Soundtracks Silent Night See more »
Crazy Credits There are absolutely no credits at the end of the film, not even the words "The End". See more »
Quotes Pvt. Dondaro: If this War don't kill me first, my feet will.
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