A Walk in the Sun

A Walk in the Sun

Dana Andrews
Director: Lewis Milestone Cast: Dana Andrews
Dana Andrews
, Richard Conte
Richard Conte
, John Ireland
John Ireland
Lewis Milestone

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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.

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Product Details

Release Date: 01/18/2022
UPC: 0760137727590
Original Release: 1945
Source: Kit Parker Films
Time: 1:57:00
Sales rank: 70,554

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dana Andrews Sgt. Tyne
Richard Conte Rivera
John Ireland Windy
Norman Lloyd Archimbeau
George Tyne Friedman
Lloyd Bridges Sgt. Ward
Sterling Holloway McWilliams
Huntz Hall Carraway
Herbert Rudley Sgt. Porter
Richard Benedict Tranella
James B. Cardwell Sgt. Hoskins
Chris Drake Rankin
George Offerman Tinker
Danny Desmond Trasker
Victor Cutler Cousin
Steve Brodie Judson
Alvin Hammer Johnson
Matt Willis Sergeant Halverson
Robert Lowell Lieutenant Rand
Tony Dante Giorgio
Harry Cline Cpl. Kramer
Dick Daniels Long
John Kellogg Riddle
Grant Maiben Smith
Malcolm O'Giuinn Phelps
Ted Offenbecker Tinker
Don Summers Dugan
George Turner Reconnaissance
Jay Norris James

Technical Credits
Lewis Milestone Director,Producer
Russell Harlan Cinematographer
Millard Lampell Songwriter
Duncan Mansfield Editor
Freddie Rich Score Composer
Earl Robinson Songwriter
Robert Rossen Screenwriter

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