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Story of G.I. Joe (18-Jun-1945)

Director: William A. Wellman

Writers: Leopold Atlas; Guy Endore; Philip Stevenson

Musical Score by: Ann Ronell; Louis Applebaum

Producer: Lester Cowan

Keywords: Drama, Biography, WWII, Journalism, North African Campaign

War journalist Ernie Pyle is attached to the 18th Infantry as it fights through North Africa. Despite having been made during the war, not a propaganda film; the combat scenes are exceptionally realistic. Many of the players were soldiers and not professional actors. Among the first rank of WWII films. Received Oscar nominations for Best Actor, Best Screenplay, Best Original Song, and Best Dramatic Score. Entered 2009 into the National Film Registry.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Burgess Meredith
Actor
16-Nov-1908 9-Sep-1997 Rocky and Grumpy Old Men
Robert Mitchum
Actor
6-Aug-1917 1-Jul-1997 Cape Fear

CAST

Starring
Burgess Meredith   ...   Ernie Pyle
with
Robert Mitchum   ...   Lt. Walker
Freddie Steele   ...   Sgt. Warnicki
Wally Cassell   ...   Pvt. Dondaro
Jimmy Lloyd   ...   Pvt. Spencer
Jack Reilly   ...   Pvt. Murphy
Bill Murphy   ...   Pvt. Mew
and
Combat Veterans -- Africa, Sicily, Italy   ...   Themselves
For the Combat Correspondents
Don Whitehead   ...   Himself
George Lait   ...   Himself
Chris Cunningham   ...   Himself
Hal Boyle   ...   Himself
Sgt. Jack Foisie   ...   Himself
Bob Landry   ...   Himself
Lucien Hubbard   ...   Himself
Clete Roberts   ...   Himself
Robert Reuben   ...   Himself

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