A Walk in the Sun

A Walk in the Sun

DVD - 1998
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This war melodrama tells the story of a platoon of American soldiers in Italy in 1943 striving to attain their objective: a farmhouse occupied by German soldiers.


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Oct 04, 2012

Warning to action lovers: the title is A Walk In the Sun, not The Guns of Testosterone. The film wants to depict average soldiers on an average day, and it gets a lot right: the boredom alternating with terror, the nervous chatter and the exhausted silence. Unfortunately, it was made in 1945-1946, when the social realist formula had not been perfected, and there are clunky, theatrically overwritten moments. The music is also a mixed bag: Errol Flynn-ish, derring-do, combined with draggy blues and negro spirituals. These choices were well-meant, but unfortunate for a modern audience, who may notice there are no black people in this film. As always, I had a crush on Richard Conte, and Dana Andrews is pretty. EXTRAS: The use of "lovin'" as a substitute for another word, frequently used by soldiers and sailors.

voisjoe1 Sep 11, 2011

Some say the best B&W WWII movie. I found it to be a little too wordy and boring.

I could see that some would think it is great, but not my cup of tea.

aaa5756 Jul 07, 2011



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