The Story of G.I. Joe
The Story of G.I. Joe ★★★ ½ 1945
Grunt's-eye-view of the European theatre in WWII, based on the columns of war correspondent Ernie Pyle. Follows an infantry unit through Italy and concentrates on the everyday experiences of the soldiers, registering genuine emotion and realism. Mitchum's breakthrough role. Most of the actual unit played themselves. Pyle was killed by a sniper shortly before the film's release. 109m/B VHS, DVD . Burgess Meredith, Robert Mitchum, Wally Cassell, William Benedict, William Murphy, Jimmy Lloyd, Freddie (Fred) Steele, William (Bill) Self, Jack Reilly, Tito Renaldo, Hal Boyle, Chris Cunningham, Jack Foisie, George Lah, Bob Landry, Clete Roberts, Robert Rueben, Don Whitehead; D: William A. Wellman; W: Leopold Atlas, Guy Endore, Philip Stevenson, Ernie Pyle; C: Russell Metty; M: Louis Applebaum, Ann Ronell.