This disappointing WW II film stars Robert Mitchum as Dick Ennis, a cynical American reporter who lands at Anzio with the Allied invasion forces on June 22, 1944. Accompanied by two soldiers, Movie (Reni Santoni) and Rabinoff (Peter Falk), Ennis drives a jeep all the way to Rome without
encountering a single German soldier. When this is reported to Gen. Lesly (Arthur Kennedy), he decides not to advance, suspecting a trap; however, the Germans capitalize on this delay by reinforcing their positions. The fighting is slow and bloody, with the Nazis managing to stifle the Allied
advance. After four months of horrible fighting, the Allies finally break through the enemy...