A Walk in the Sun

TitleA Walk in the Sun
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1945
AuthorsMilestone, Lewis
Running Time117 min
Date Released12/1945
Distributor20th Century Fox
CountryUnited States
Publication Languageenglish, italian

An Army platoon from Texas experiences the horrors and banality of war as they take part in the Allied invasion of Italy during World War II. From the chaos of the beach landing to meeting their objective, the platoon loses men, changes leadership, and suffers mental anguish. Those that survive their mission to destroy a bridge and farmhouse ponder the cost of their victory. 


Dana Andrews

Richard Conte

George Tyne

John Ireland

Lloyd Bridges

Sterling Holloway

Norman Lloyd

Harry Brown


produced and directed by Lewis Milestone

screenplay by Robert Rossen

cinematography by Russell Harlan

edited by Duncan Mansfield

music by Fredric Efrem Rich


Drama, War

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