San Pietro (The Battle of San Pietro)
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San Pietro (The Battle of San Pietro)
The Battle of San Pietro was Hollywood filmmaker John Huston's first effort for the U.S. War Department. Scripted by British novelist Eric Ambler, the film, largely comprised of on-the-spot combat footage, concentrates on a grueling battle in the Italian stronghold of San Pietro. The Germans, making full use of the town's natural fortifications, dug in and began defending their position by slaughtering hundreds of Allied troops. The 143rd infantry regiment lost 12 of its 16 tanks in the bloody battle. Huston and Ambler concentrate on the men of the 143rd, sparing the audience nothing… More

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"A great film, and certainly among Huston's best work."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Gritty, realistic, extraordinary World War II documentary."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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