Anzio


1h 57m 1968

Brief Synopsis

U.S. troops in World War II fight to survive the Allied landing in Italy.

Film Details

Also Known As
Lo sbarco di Anzio, The Battle for Anzio
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
War
Adaptation
Release Date
Jan 1968
Premiere Information
New York opening: 24 Jul 1968
Production Company
Dino De Laurentiis Cinematografica S.p.A.
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures
Country
Italy
Location
Rome, Italy
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Anzio by Wynford Vaughan-Thomas (New York, 1961).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 57m
Sound
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

On 22 June 1944, Dick Ennis, a cynical American war correspondent, lands at Anzio with the Allied invasion forces. Accompanied by Movie (a ranger) and a commando, Corporal Rabinoff, Ennis drives into Rome without encountering any German troops en route or inside the city. When they report to General Lesly, commander of the Anzio invasion troops, he refuses to advance, suspecting that the Germans are laying a trap. Lesly's decision to reinforce his position permits the Germans to organize their defense; and an eventual Allied raid on a strategic village results in the loss of many Allied lives. Though Ennis, Movie, Rabinoff, and five other men escape, they are trapped behind the Nazi lines. Given temporary refuge by an Italian woman and her teenaged daughters, the men discover a heavily fortified trap being laid by the Germans around the beachhead. Of the eight men, only Ennis, Movie, and Stimler return to Anzio with the information. After a bloody siege of 4 months, the Allies finally rout the Nazis and march victorious into Rome. Ennis watches General Carson play the conquering hero, then turns away, saddened and disillusioned by the incompetency that led to so many deaths.

Film Details

Also Known As
Lo sbarco di Anzio, The Battle for Anzio
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
War
Adaptation
Release Date
Jan 1968
Premiere Information
New York opening: 24 Jul 1968
Production Company
Dino De Laurentiis Cinematografica S.p.A.
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures
Country
Italy
Location
Rome, Italy
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Anzio by Wynford Vaughan-Thomas (New York, 1961).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 57m
Sound
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

Location scenes filmed in and around Rome. Released in 1968 in Italy as Lo sbarco di Anzio. Also known as The Battle for Anzio.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer July 24, 1968

Released in United States Summer July 24, 1968