A Walk in the Sun
A Walk in the Sun ★★★½ Salerno Beachhead 1946
The trials of a group of infantrymen in WWII from the time they land in Italy to the time they capture their objective, a farmhouse occupied by the Germans. Excellent ensemble acting shows well the variety of civilians who make up any fighting force and explores their fears, motivations, and weaknesses. Producer and director Milestone also made “All Quiet on the Western Front” and the Korean War masterpiece “Pork Chop Hill.” Released in the final days of the war, almost concurrently with two other WWII films of the first echelon, “The Story of G.I. Joe” and “They Were Expendable.” 117m/B VHS, DVD . Dana Andrews, Richard Conte, John Ireland, Lloyd Bridges, Sterling Holloway, George Tyne, Norman Lloyd, Herbert Rudley, Richard Benedict, Huntz Hall, James B. Cardwell, George Offerman Jr., Steve Brodie, Matt Willis, Alvin Hammer, Chris Drake, Victor Cutler, Jay Norris; D: Lewis Milestone; W: Robert Rossen, Harry Brown; C: Russell Harlan; M: Freddie Rich, Earl Robinson.