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A Bell for Adano (1945)

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Set near the end of WW II, this powerful drama, based on a story by John Hersey, centers upon a harsh but decent American Army major who is stationed with a small troop in the Italian village of Adano and assigned to help the burg re-establish its former leaders and get back on its feet. Most of the impoverished residents are starving and so the major's first task is to get them fed, to win their trust and restore their flagging spirits. He is assisted by a gentle orderly and a former Italian POW. As he and the residents slowly form a bond, he finds himself falling in love with a beautiful local girl.

Cast

John Hodiak
as Major Joppolo
William Bendix
as Sgt. Borth
Glenn Langan
as Lt. Livingstone
Stanley Prager
as Sgt. Trampani
Harry Morgan
as Capt. Purvis
Monty Banks
as Guiseppe
Reed Hadley
as Cmdr. Robertson
Roy Roberts
as Col. Middleton
Hugo Haas
as Fr. Pensovecchio
Luis Alberni
as Cacopardo
Eduardo Ciannelli
as Mayor Nasta
Yvonne Vautrot
as Francisca
John Russell
as Capt. Anderson
James Rennie
as Lt. Col. Sartorius
Charles La Torre
as Mercurio Salvatore
Gino Corrado
as Zapulla
Minor Watson
as Gen. McKay
Harry Carter
as Non Com
Frank Lackteen
as Photographer
Eva Puig
as Woman
Minerva Urecal
as Italian Woman
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