United Kingdom: June 07 1948
United States: March 29 1948
Ranking: 12,092 out of 16,014 movies (up 1797)
Six separate episodes with the common bond of advancing Allied troops in Italy during the Second World War, from the invasion of July 1943 until the winter of 1944. A woman leads a group of Allied soldiers through a minefield and dies while trying to protect one of them. A street urchin steals an American soldier who pursues him to a shanty town. A soldier meets a woman the same day that Rome is released and six months later they meet again, he is a cynical and she is a prostitute. An American nurse travels across the Arno in the middle of the German fire to find the partisan of who is in love. Three chaplains, one Jewish, take refuge in a monastery at the north of the Apennines. Allied soldiers and a partisan attempt to escape through the swamps of the river Po.