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A Walk in the Sun (Restored)

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Inducted to the prestigious National Film Registry by the Library of Congress!

During the World War II Allied invasion of Italy, the film stars Dana Andrews as Sgt. Tyne, one of the officers leading an attack on a farmhouse in the Italian countryside which functions as a German stronghold. When the ranking officers are killed soon after the platoon lands on the beach, Tyne must take over. The film is noted for its attempt to portray the infantryman’s experience realistically, in particular the banter and mid-1940s slang.   Combines documentary-like sequences with a sharp awareness of the isolation of each soldier in the midst of battle.

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Overview

During the World War II Allied invasion of Italy, the film stars Dana Andrews as Sgt. Tyne, one of the officers leading an attack on a farmhouse in the Italian countryside which functions as a German stronghold. When the ranking officers are killed soon after the platoon lands on the beach, Tyne must take over. The film is noted for its attempt to portray the infantryman’s experience realistically, in particular the banter and mid-1940s slang.  “A Walk in the Sun” has just been inducted to the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as part of its annual selection of 25 motion pictures. A WALK IN THE SUN combines documentary-like sequences with a sharp awareness of the isolation of each soldier in the midst of battle.  1945|117 min.|B&W|1.37:1|NR (Close Captioned)

SPECIAL FEATURES: Interview with Actor Norman Lloyd on “A Walk in the Sun” – “The Men of ‘A Walk in the Sun'” with Joel Blumberg.

Actors

Dana Andrews, Richard Conte, George Tyne, John Ireland, Lloyd Bridges, Sterling Holloway, Norman Lloyd

Directed by

Lewis Milestone

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    5 out of 5

    Truly one of the great WW2 films. Centers mainly of the dog face G.I.’s. No grand heroics , just soldiers trying to stay alive, get their job done and get home. Lewis Milestone who directed “All Quite on the Western Front” and “Pork Chop Hill” delivered a somber and at time funny picture of men in battle. Dana Andrews, Richard Conte and Norman Lloyd are stand outs. Watch for a small but beautifully acted role by Sterling Holloway long be fore doing the voice of Winnie the pooh. A true classic…