The Huntsville Museum of Art continues its series of World War II films this month with a presentation of "A Walk in the Sun" (1945) on Thursday, September 5, 2013, at 6 pm in the Chan Gallery. Admission to the museum is required, but members may see the film without an additional charge. The film series is offered in conjunction with the museum's current exhibition, Memories of World War II.
Directed by Lewis Milestone, "A Walk in the Sun" stars Dana Andrews, Richard Conte, and George Tyne, with supporting performances from John Ireland, Lloyd Bridges, and Sterling Holloway. The story focuses on American troops after the 1943 invasion of Italy and was adapted from a novel by Harry Brown.
The film series will continue the rest of this month with "The Pianist" (2002) on September 12, "The Best Years of Our Lives" (1946) on September 19, and "The Rape of Europa" (2006) on September 26. The Memories of World War II exhibit closes on September 29. Visit the official website of the Huntsville Museum of Art for more information about the film series and other upcoming events. The museum is located at 300 Church St. in downtown Huntsville.
Jennifer Garlen writes as the Huntsville and National Classic Movies Examiner. Her book, "Beyond Casablanca: 100 Classic Movies Worth Watching," is available in paperback and Kindle editions on Amazon.