The Pigeon That Took Rome (1962)





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Set during WW II, this lively comedy centers on two bunglers, one American and one Italian, who are stationed in Fascist Italy and assigned to spy on the regime, reporting their findings via carrier pigeon. They end up staying in the home of a partisan and there the Italian falls in love with one of his host's lovely daughters. Trouble follows when the happy father, to celebrate the upcoming nuptials, unthinkingly slaughters all but one of the specially-trained birds for the wedding feast.
Classics , Comedy
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Paramount Pictures

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Charlton Heston
as Capt. Paul MacDougall
Elsa Martinelli
as Antonella Massimo
Harry Guardino
as Sgt. Joseph Contini
Salvatore Baccaloni
as Ciccio Massimo
Marietto Paolo Carlini
as Livio Massimo
Gabriella Pallotta
as Rosalba Massimo
Debbie Price
as Luigina
Brian Donlevy
as Col. Sherman Harrington
Bob Gandett
as The General
Arthur Shields
as Msgr. O'Toole
Rudolph Anders
as Oberst Wilhelm Krafft
Gary Collins
as Maj. Wolff
Vadim Wolkonsky
as Conte Danesi
Richard Nelson
as The Chief FDR
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Slight but enjoyable bit of nonsense could have used a trim here and there but is overall a nice little time passer.

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