The Story of G.I. Joe

McAfee Secure sites help keep you safe from identity theft, credit/debit card fraud, spyware, spam, viruses and online scams
The Story of G.I. Joe
10% OFF
Rating 4.5
36 ratings
Movie on IMDb
Out of Print: Future availability is unknown
Item:  IMG 9058D
Sorry, this product isn't currently available.
Enter your email address, we'll let you know when it's back in stock:
Loading...

Top ranking titles in the War genre:

DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 48 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1945
  • Label: Image Entertainment
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Snap Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Mono 2.0 - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Archival Newsreel Footage of Ernie Pyle talking with American G.I.s in Italy
  • Interactive Features:
    • Interactive Menus
    • Scene Access
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Stills Gallery of Original 1940s Ernie Pyle Newspaper Columns

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring &
Performer: &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by , &
Composition by &
Produced by
Director of Photography:

Description by OLDIES.com:

Robert Mitchum (Cape Fear) and Burgess Meredith (Of Mice and Men) star in this gripping World War II drama based on the newspaper columns of Pulitizer Prize-winning war correspondent Ernie Pyle. Directed by legendary filmmaker William Wellman, The Story of G.I. Joe depicts Ernie Pyle's (Meredith) experiences with the men of Company C of the 18th Infantry and their role in the invasion of Italy. Few films have so honestly portrayed the harrowing existence of the infantry soldier in World War II -- an unsentimental, often brutal, but always human story of the mud, blood and death that surround the infantryman in combat. Mitchum's performance made him a star and earned him an Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actor.

Product Description:

Burgess Meredith plays Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent Ernie Pyle, who lived with soldiers on the front lines to report their stories. THE STORY OF G.I. JOE focuses on Pyle's time with Company C of the 18th Infantry and its journey from the desert of North Africa to Italy, where it took part in the march towards Rome. Meredith plays Pyle with simple dignity as he witnesses and records the goings-on. The picture utilizes an effective mix of real-life GIs and talented actors. Director William Wellman has created an unsentimental and honest portrayal of the brutal and harrowing lives of Pyle's infantry soldiers in a World War II movie that is beloved by veterans.

Description by Image Entertainment:

The mightiest action drama ever filmed! Robert Mitchum (Cape Fear) and Burgess Meredith (Of Mice and Men) star in this gripping World War II drama based on the newspaper columns of Pulitizer Prize-winning war correspondent Ernie Pyle. Directed by legendary filmmaker William Wellman, "The Story of G.I. Joe" depicts Ernie Pyle's (Meredith) experiences with the men of Company C of the 18th Infantry and their role in the invasion of Italy. Pyle joins Captain Bill Walker (Mitchum) and his men in the desert of North Africa and follows these gallant soldiers as they fight their way from the beaches of Sicily to the hills of southern Italy. Few films have so honestly portrayed the harrowing existence of the infantry soldier in World War II--an unsentimental, often brutal, but always human story of the mud, blood and death that surround the infantryman in combat. Mitchum's performance made him a star and earned him an Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actor. Critics and film historians agree--this is simply one of the best films ever made about World War II.

Plot Keywords:

Action | Adventure | Italy | Theatrical Release | War | World War II

Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:

Customer Rating: Rating 4.5
Based on 36 ratings.
Be the first Movie Lover to write an online review of this product!

Similar Products:

Product Info:

  • UPC: 014381905823
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item