A Walk in the Sun - B&W - DVD
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Harry Brown's honest, unsentimental WW2 novel A Walk in the Sun has been effectively adapted for the screen by Robert Rossen. Dana Andrews stars as Sgt. Tyne, a platoon squad leader in Italy who ends up assuming command of his platoon after a series of deaths. As they prepare to attack an isolated Nazi-held farmhouse, each of the infantymen reveals his true character as he dwells upon his background and contemplates the job at hand. The film's effectiveness lies in the non-cliched characterizations by a carefully chosen all-male cast. Huntz Hall of "East Side Kids" fame is particularly good in a scene wherein he argues over whether the human body or the leaf is the most complicated natural structure. Director Lewis Milestone's use of a ballad to link the action predates High Noon by some seven years. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
TV episode of Sea Hunt (2-1-58) "Mark of the Octopus" starring Lloyd Bridges and Ron Ely with guest stars Zale Parry and Steve Mitchell. (26 min - B&W)
- GenreAction and Adventure,Documentary,Drama,Foreign Films,War,Westerns
- Countries ProducedUSA
- Duration117 minutes
- Year of Release1945
- Screen FormatBlack & White