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The Execution Of Private Slovik DVD World War II

The Execution Of Private Slovik DVD World War II
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The Provocative Story Of The Only American Executed For Desertion During World War II! Martin Sheen Stars In This 2 Emmy Award Winning 1974 Docudrama!

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THE EXECUTION OF PRIVATE SLOVIK (1974, 2:00)

Never since the Civil War had an American been executed for desertion until 1945, when Private Slovik was capitally punished for desertion on the European Western Front. The military tribunal that convicted him had every reason to believe that their sentence would eventually be commuted to a less severe one, since every other such verdict had. However, with desertion rates rising sharply during the six final bloody months of the war against Germany, no leniency was shown him, and his sentence was carried out by firing squad on January 31st, 1945. Martin Sheen's performance as Private Slovik has been hailed as one of his best performances, earning him an Emmy nomination as Best Actor in a Drama. The film was nominated for 8 Emmys and won 2, both by Editor Frank Morriss, one for Best Film Editor and Best Film Editing for a Feature Length Program. The film also has the distinction of being the first movie appearance by Martin Sheen's son Charlie Sheen, who played a child at Private Slovik's wedding.



Cast:



Martin Sheen ... Eddie Slovik

Mariclare Costello ... Antoinette Slovik

Ned Beatty ... Father Stafford

Gary Busey ... Jimmy Feedek

Matt Clark ... Dunn

Ben Hammer ... Lieutenant Colonel Leacock

Warren J. Kemmerling ... Major Fellman (as Warren Kemmerling)

Charles Haid ... Brockmeyer

Kathryn Grody ... Margaret

Paul Lambert ... Joe Sirelli

Jon Cedar ... Holloway

Joseph George ... 109th Regiment Sergeant

Laurence Haddon ... Piper

James Burr Johnson ... NCO

Tom Ligon ... Childs

Bill McKinney ... Sergeant

Paul Shenar ... Crawford

George Sperdakos ... Sgt. McCord

William Traylor ... Rossiter

Sandy Ward ... Enhardt

Fred Sadoff ... Lt. Kramer

Ian De Voy ... Rifleman (uncredited)

Jay Hammer ... (uncredited)

Lin McCarthy ... Presiding Officer (uncredited)

Charlie Sheen ... Kid at wedding (uncredited) - First film appearance



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