Actors: Burgess Meredith, Robert Mitchum, Freddie Steele, Wally Cassell, Jimmy Lloyd
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about Story of G.I. Joe|
|This movie, based on the life of the war correspondent Ernie Pyle, was directed by William A. Wellman in 1945.
The film starts in Tunisia with the first confrontations between the American army and the German troops. The war correspondent Ernie Pyle will follow Company C, 18th Infantry and will send the following weeks the articles which will earn him the Pulitzer Prize. Ernie Pyle is interested as much in the terrible battles which take place in the desert.
After a first setback, the American army defeats the Germans and disembarks in Sicily, then in Italy. Company C, always accompanied by Ernie Pyle, walks through Italy in direction of Rome. The soldiers will be blocked a few days in front of a monastery built on a hill from where the German soldiers shoot at the American infantry. Finally, Ike Eisenhower, will finally decide to shell this architectural and historical jewel and to save, by doing so, a significant number of American soldiers.
--Daniel Staebler, Resident Scholar
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Composition of Movie
Actual chase scenes or violence - 30%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 50%
Time/Era of Movie:
- WW II
- short/standard straight (man)
- average (man)
Events of movie makes character more...
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
- Average intelligence
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
- (man) short/standard wavy
- average build (man)
How much in movie?
- White (American)
- enemy army
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
Part of Africa:
- Arabic Africa
- fort/military installation
Accounts of torture and death?
- non-gory references to death/punishment
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Kind of violence:
- land battles
Unusual forms of death
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