A Walk in the Sun

Synopsis: In the 1943 invasion of Italy, one American platoon lands, digs in, then makes its way inland to blow up a bridge next to a fortified farmhouse, as tension and casualties mount. Unusually realistic picture of war as long quiet stretches of talk, punctuated by sharp, random bursts of violent action whose relevance to the big picture is often unknown to the soldiers.
Genre: Drama, War
Director(s): Lewis Milestone
  Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins.
117 min

the side of his head.

In the head, no. I don't want

a purple heart in the head.

Joey Sims got

one in the head.

I'll bet he'll look better

when they're through with

him than you do now.

I don't want a purple heart

in the head.

Is Sergeant Halverson

in command now, Sergeant?

He knows what to do.

He always knows what to do.

- Shut up.

What did the lieutenant

do before the Army?

He was a businessman.

He worked in an office.

Well, I worked in an office,

but I was no businessman.

The whole Army's

made up of businessmen.

You kill me.

He'll be a businessman in 1956 while

we're fighting the Battle of Tibet.

I've got the facts down cold.

Put him on a nice hospital ship

and take him to a nice hospital

and give him a couple of nice

medals and take him home

and give him his walking papers

and he'll go back to business

while we're fighting the Battle of Tibet.

I've got the facts.

Maybe he'll die.

Nobody dies.

Nobody dies.

# These are the men

of the Texas division

# United States infantry

They are moving into hell

# And high water

# Rivera and Friedman,

Tyne and Porter,

# A Texan from Jersey

And one from Dakota

# A Texan from out

near Duluth, Minnesota

# Kansas, Maine

and Tennessee, Lord God

# They're all in the Texas Infantry

# They're all in

the Texas infantry. #

I've got to get word to the captain.

As soon as we land,

I've got to get word to him.

- Do you know what to do?

Course I know!

We've been briefed.

The farmhouse may be

pretty hard to find.

- It's on the map.

There's a road from

the beach that leads right past.

- Six miles is a long way.

What do they expect? A reception

committee with a dozen taxis?

That's the story.

How's it coming, Mac?

All right, I guess.

We'd better get him

to a doctor, though.

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Robert Rossen

Robert Rossen (March 16, 1908 – February 18, 1966) was an American screenwriter, film director, and producer whose film career spanned almost three decades. His 1949 film All the King's Men won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress, while Rossen was nominated for an Oscar as Best Director. He won the Golden Globe for Best Director and the film won the Golden Globe Award for Best Picture. In 1961 he directed The Hustler, which was nominated for nine Oscars and won two. After directing and writing for the stage in New York, Rossen moved to Hollywood in 1937. There he worked as a screenwriter for Warner Bros. until 1941, and then interrupted his career to serve until 1944 as the chairman of the Hollywood Writers Mobilization, a body to organize writers for the effort in World War II. In 1945 he joined a picket line against Warner Bros. After making one film for Hal Wallis's newly formed production company, Rossen made one for Columbia Pictures, another for Wallis and most of his later films for his own companies, usually in collaboration with Columbia. Rossen was a member of the American Communist Party from 1937 to about 1947, and believed the Party was "dedicated to social causes of the sort that we as poor Jews from New York were interested in."He ended all relations with the Party in 1949. Rossen was twice called before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), in 1951 and in 1953. He exercised his Fifth Amendment rights at his first appearance, refusing to state whether he had ever been a Communist. As a result, he found himself blacklisted by Hollywood studios as well as unable to renew his passport. At his second appearance he named 57 people as current or former Communists and his blacklisting ended. In order to repair finances he produced his next film, Mambo, in Italy in 1954. While The Hustler in 1961 was a great success, conflicts on the set of Lilith so disillusioned him that it was his last film. more…

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