Anzio Review

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One of WWIIs bloodiest battles as the Allies smash through the German lines which have enclosed the Anzio beachhead. Four months and 30,000 casualties before the Allies finally march to Rome


A long way behind The Longest Day in terms of star power and A Bridge Too Far as a reconstruction of a key World War II battle, this is a sloppy, noisy account of how the Allies struck at the soft underbelly of Europe in January 1944. Facts are at a premium as director Edward Dmytryk wastes time on a Nazi sniper subplot.

Robert Ryan and Mitchum struggle to make themselves heard above the din, of course Michem is has a great presence and is does his best to improve the picture but the dialogue isn't worth hearing anyway.

Pales in comparrison to it's peers.