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Anzio (24-Jul-1968)

Original Title: Lo Sbarco di Anzio

Director: Edward Dmytryk

Writers: Harry Craig; Frank De Felitta; Duilio Coletti; Giuseppe Mangione

Based on a book: Anzio by Wynford Vaughan-Thomas

Music Composed and Conducted by: Riz Ortolani

Producer: Dino De Laurentiis

Keywords: Drama, WWII, Italian Campaign

War correspondent Dick Ennis and seven soldiers are cut off behind enemy lines in the background of the Allied invasion at Anzio. Despite the title, this is not a film about the disastrous landing which killed 30,000 Allied soldiers. Instead, we get a mildly anti-war, fictional account which borders on tedium, backed with entirely inappropriate theme music.

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Gene Evans
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Peter Falk
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Arthur Franz
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Giancarlo Giannini
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Robert Mitchum   ...   Dick Ennis
Peter Falk   ...   Cpl. Rabinoff
Earl Holliman   ...   Sgt. Stimmler
Mark Damon   ...   Richardson
Reni Santoni   ...   Movie
Thomas Hunter   ...   Andy
Joseph Walsh   ...   Doyle
Anthony Steel   ...   Gen. Marsh
Giancarlo Giannini   ...   Cellini
Wayde Preston   ...   Col. Hendricks
Elsa Albani   ...   Emilia
Venantino Venantini   ...   Capt. Burns
Annabella Andreoli   ...   Anna
Wolfgang Preiss   ...   Marshal Kesselring
Patrick Magee   ...   Gen. Starkey
Arthur Franz   ...   Gen. Howard
Stefanella Giovannini   ...   Diana
Carmen Scarpitta   ...   Neapolitan Girl
Vittoria Dal Verme   ...   Neapolitan Girl
Arthur Kennedy   ...   Maj. Lesley
Special Guest Star
Robert Ryan   ...   Gen. Carson


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