主演：罗伯特·米彻姆 Robert Mitchum
彼德·福克 Peter Falk
罗伯特·瑞安 Robert Ryan
阿瑟·肯尼迪 Arthur Kennedy
在会见了一位将军后，战地记者Dick Ennis (Robert Mitchum
饰)被指派陪同美国陆军游骑兵，为即将到来的翼侧包围敌人坚固防御工事做准备。两栖登陆是没有对手的，但是笨手笨脚的美国将军Jack Lesley (Arthur
After meeting a general, war correspondent Dick Ennis (Robert Mitchum) is
assigned to accompany US Army Rangers for the upcoming attempt to outflank the
tough enemy defenses. The amphibious landing is unopposed, but the bumbling
American general, Jack Lesley (Arthur Kennedy) is too cautious, preferring to
fortify his beachhead before advancing inland. Ennis and a Ranger drive in a
jeep through the countryside, discovering there are few Germans between the
beachhead and Rome, but his information is ignored. As a result, the German
commander, Kesselring (Wolfgang Preiss), has time to gather his forces and
launch an effective counterattack.
Ennis is with the Rangers when they are ambushed at the Battle of Cisterna.
From there, the film departs from being a view of all sides and levels of the
campaign to a story of a handful of survivors making their way back through
enemy lines. The men take shelter in a house occupied by three Italian women. A
German patrol arrives at the house, only to be slaughtered by the Americans.
Ennis asks what makes one human being willingly kill another. Corporal Jack
Rabinoff (Peter Falk) replies that he loves it, and his lifestyle makes him live
more than anyone else.
Having almost reached friendly lines, most of the men, including Rabinoff, are
killed in a shootout with a group of German snipers. It is during this shootout
that Ennis is finally forced to kill one of the Germans with Rabinoff's gun.
Only Ennis, Technical Sergeant Stimmler (Earl Holliman) and Private Movie (Reni
Santoni) survive, and Ennis publicly questions the competence of the Allied
commander and man's willingness to kill each other.
罗伯特·米彻姆 Robert Mitchum .... Dick Ennis (war correspondent, International Press
彼德·福克 Peter Falk .... Cpl. Jack Rabinoff
罗伯特·瑞安 Robert Ryan .... General Carson
Earl Holliman .... Platoon Sgt. Abe Stimmler
Mark Damon .... Wally Richardson
阿瑟·肯尼迪 Arthur Kennedy .... Maj. Gen. Jack Lesley
兰尼·桑托尼 Reni Santoni .... Pvt. Movie
Joseph Walsh .... Doyle
Thomas Hunter .... Pvt. Andy
吉安卡罗·吉安尼尼 Giancarlo Giannini .... Pvt. Cellini
Anthony Steel .... Gen. Marsh
帕特里克·马吉 Patrick Magee .... Gen. Starkey
Arthur Franz .... Maj. Gen. Luke Howard
Tonio Selwart .... Gen. Van MacKensen
Elsa Albani .... Emilia
Wayde Preston .... Col. Hendricks
Venantino Venantini .... Capt. Burns
Annabella Andreoli .... Anna
Wolfgang Preiss .... Field Marshal Albert Kesselring
Marcella Valeri .... Assunta