The Story of G.I. Joe
Reviewed in January 2011
Director: William Wellman. Cast: Burgess Meredith, Robert Mitchum, Freddie Steele, Wally Cassell, John R. Reilly, Jimmy Lloyd, William Murphy. Screenplay: Leopold Atlas, Guy Endore, and Philip Stevenson (based on the books Brave Men and Here Is Your War by Ernie Pyle).
Twitter Capsule: Such an episodic, rough-grained, hearty WW2 pic, you know Wellman directed it. Mitchum defines charisma.

Photo © 1945 Metro Goldwyn Mayer
Not yet reviewed in full. B+


Academy Award Nominations:
Best Supporting Actor: Robert Mitchum
Best Screenplay: Leopold Atlas, Guy Endore, and Philip Stevenson
Best Original Score (Comedy/Drama): Louis Applebaum & Ann Ronell
Best Original Song: "Linda"

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