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Story Of Gi Joe / Gi Joe, War Correspondent / War Correspondent


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  Story Of Gi Joe / Gi Joe, War Correspondent / War Correspondent Review
Tookey's Rating
7 /10
 
Average Rating
7.50 /10
 
Starring
Burgess Meredith , Robert Mitchum , Freddie Steele
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Directed by: William A. Wellman
Written by: Leopold Atlas, Guy Endore, Philip Stevenson from Ernie Pyle's book

 
 
 
Released: 1945
   
Genre: DRAMA
WAR
WORLD WAR II
   
Origin: US
   
Colour: BW
   
Length: 109
 
 


 
A war correspondent (Burgess Meredith, pictured second right) reports the stories of ordinary soldiers at the front line, during World War II.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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One of the most authentic combat films of all time, this is based on the front-line dispatches of a war journalist and noticeably avoids false heroics or jingoism - though not always sentimentality. It follows All Quiet On The Western Front (1930) and predates The Big Red One (1980) and Platoon (1986) in offering a worm's eye view of warfare as confusing, dirty and scary. Mitchum's role as Lieutenant Walker made him a star. The score, by Ann Ronell and Louis Applebaum, and the song "Linda" (music and lyrics by Ann Ronell) were Oscar-nominated.


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