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The Story of G.I. Joe Movie Details & Credits
Filming Dates
14 March 1944 - January 1945
Directed by
William A. Wellman

Writing credits
Ernie Pyle (books "Brave Men" and "Here Is Your War") uncredited
Leopold Atlas (writer) and
Guy Endore (writer) and
Philip Stevenson (writer)

Burgess Meredith ... Ernie Pyle / Narrator (voice)
Robert Mitchum ... Lt. / Capt. Bill Walker
Freddie Steele ... Sgt. Steve Warnicki
Wally Cassell ... Pvt. Dondaro
Jimmy Lloyd ... Pvt. Spencer
John R. Reilly ... Pvt. Robert 'Wingless' Murphy
William Murphy ... Pv. Mew (as Bill Murphy)
Sicily and Italy Combat Veterans of the Campaigns in Africa ... Themselves
Don Whitehead ... Himself (A.P.)
George Lait ... Himself (International News Service)
Chris Cunningham ... Himself (U.P.)
Hal Boyle ... Himself (A.P.)
Jack Foisie ... Himself (Stars and Stripes)
Bob Landry ... Himself (Life)
Lucien Hubbard ... Himself (Readers Digest)
Clete Roberts ... Himself (Blue Network)
Robert Reuben ... Himself (Reuters)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William 'Billy' Benedict ... Pvt. Whitey (uncredited)
Michael Browne ... Sergeant (uncredited)

Bob Hope ... Himself (voice on radio program) (voice) (uncredited)
Yolanda Lacca ... Amelia, Italian Girl (uncredited)
Tito Renaldo ... Lopez (uncredited)
Dick Rich ... Sergeant at showers (uncredited)
William Self ... Pvt. Cookie Henderson (uncredited)
Nino Tempo ... Begging Child (uncredited)
Dorothy Coonan Wellman ... Nurse Lt. Elizabeth 'Red' Murphy (uncredited) 

Produced by
Lester Cowan .... producer
David Hall .... associate producer

Original Music by
Ann Ronell
Louis Applebaum (uncredited)

Cinematography by
Russell Metty

Film Editing by
Albrecht Joseph

Art Direction by
David S. Hall (as David Hall)

Set Decoration by
Edward G. Boyle

Makeup Department
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist

Production Management
Ray Heinz .... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Aldrich .... assistant director

Art Department
James W. Sullivan .... associate art director

Sound Department
Frank McWhorter .... sound

Special Effects by
Barney Wolff .... special effects (uncredited)

Editorial Department
Otho Lovering .... supervising editor

Music Department
Louis Applebaum .... musical director
Louis Forbes .... associate musical director

Transportation Department
Don Whitehead .... transportation coordinator (uncredited)

Other crew
Paige Cavanaugh .... researcher
Edward H. Coffey .... technical advisor (as Lt. Col. Edward H. Coffey)
Robert Miller .... technical advisor (as Lt. Col. Robert Miller)
Roy A. Murray Jr. .... technical advisor (as Lt. Col. Roy A. Murray Jr.)
Walter Nye .... technical advisor (as Maj. Walter Nye)
Charles Shunstrom .... technical advisor (as Capt. Charles Shunstrom)
Milton M. Thornton .... technical advisor (as Capt. Milton M. Thornton)
Hal Boyle .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Chris Cunningham .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Jack Foisie .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Lucien Hubbard .... technical advisor (uncredited)
George Lait .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Bob Landry .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Robert Reuben .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Clete Roberts .... technical advisor (uncredited)

Lesley J. McNair .... grateful acknowledgment (as Lt. Gen. Lesley J. McNair)
Additional Details
Movie Title, Also Known As: 
"Ernie Pyle's Story of G.I. Joe" - USA (complete title)
"G.I. Joe" - USA (short title)
"The Story of G.I. Joe" - USA (DVD title)
Krigskorrespondenten - Denmark / Sweden
Schlachtgewitter am Monte Cassino - Austria / West Germany
I forzati della gloria - Italy
Iroes tou Cassino - Greece
Les forçats de la gloire - France
Sotakirjeenvaihtaja - Finland
También somos seres humanos - Spain
War Correspondent (various, undefined)
Runtime:  108 min
Country:  USA
Language:  English | Italian
Color:  Black and White
Aspect Ratio:  1.37:1
Sound Mix:  Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Certification:  Finland:K-12 | USA:Approved (PCA #10863) | Sweden:15
Filming Locations:Selznick International Studios - 9336 Washington Blvd., Culver City, California, USA
Production Company:  Lester Cowan Productions


United Artists (1945) (USA) (theatrical)
Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) (1972) (USA) (TV) (network premiere)
Image Entertainment (2000) (USA) (DVD)
Image Entertainment (2000) (USA) (VHS)
Eagle-Lion Films (1949) (USA) (theatrical) (re-release)

Release Dates:

USA - 18 June 1945 (premiere)
USA - 13 July 1945
Sweden - 28 February 1946
France - 9 October 1946
Hong Kong - 1 July 1948
Denmark - 12 January 1949
Italy - 25 March 1949
Finland - 17 August 1951
Japan - 22 September 1953
West Germany - 24 January 1958
Austria - 25 September 1959
Italy - 2 September 1997 (Venice Film Festival) (director's cut)

The Soundtrack

"Silent Night" (uncredited)
Music by Franz Gruber
Lyrics by Joseph Mohr
Sung by Elfie Mayerhofer on Decca Record

Written by Ann Ronell

There are absolutely no credits at the end of the film, not even the words "The End".  For more information on details behind the movie, we encourage you to check out the Internet Movie Database  @