A vivid portrait of one of the bloodiest WWII battles ever fought. After landing with allied troops at Anzio, Italy in 1944, war correspondent Dick Ennis (Mitchum) and buddy Corporal Rabinoff (Falk) tell Anzio commander General Lesley (Kennedy) that the road to Rome is wide open. But instead of heading to Rome, Lesley attempts to build a coastal stronghold, only to discover that the Germans have outflanked them by enclosing the Anzio beachhead. Four months and over 30,000 casualities later, the Allied forces smash through the German lines and victoriously march to Rome.
|Directed by||Edward Dmytryk, Duilio Coletti|
|Written by||H.A.L. Craig, Wynford Vaughan-Thomas, Frank De Felitta, Duilio Coletti, Giuseppe Mangione|
|Company||Columbia PicturesColumbia PicturesColumbia Pictures|