The Story of G.I. Joe
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The Story of G.I. Joe was based on the columns of Scripps-Howard war correspondent Ernie Pyle (Burgess Meredith). Though already past 40, Pyle insists upon marching along with an Army infantry unit during the Italian campaign. He befriends several of the soldiers, including commanding officer Lt. Walker (Robert Mitchum in his breakthrough role), family man Sgt. Warnicki (Freddie Steele) and would-be romeo Private Dondaro (Wally Cassell). The "plot" of the film is moved forward by the progression of the war itself; basically, however, G.I. Joe is an anecdotal collection of comic,… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's not an anti-war movie, but something even rarer; a war-agnostic movie."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"One of the better war films."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"One of the most realistic and popular WWII movies made by Hollywood, for which star Robert Mitchum received his sole Oscar nomination."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Above average WWII salute to soldier's journalist Ernie Pyle; early Mitchum starring roll."
‑ Steve Crum,
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