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The Execution Of Private Slovik (1974) DVD, Video Download, USB Drive

The Execution Of Private Slovik (1974) DVD, Video Download, USB Drive
The Execution Of Private Slovik (1974) DVD, Video Download, USB Drive
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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, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! (Color, 1974, 2 Hours.) #TheExecutionOfPrivateSlovik #MartinSheen #NedBeatty #EddieSlovik #EdwardSlovik #UnitedStatesArmy #USA #CourtMartial #CourtsMartial #Executions #CapitalPunishmentByTheUnitedStatesMilitary #CapitalPunishmentByTheUSMilitary #Desertion #WorldWarII #WWII #WW2 #WorldWarTwo #WorldWar2 #SecondWorldWar #WesternFrontWorldWarII #WesternFrontWWII #DVD #MP4 #VideoDownload

Never since the Civil War had an American been executed for desertion until 1945, when Private Eddie 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


January 31, 1945: Eddie Slovik, a 24-year-old U.S. Army private, was executed by a firing squad after being sentenced to death for desertion. Edward Donald "Eddie" Slovik (b. 1920) was the only American soldier to be court-martialled and executed for desertion since the American Civil War. Although over 21,000 American soldiers were given varying sentences for desertion during World War II, including forty-nine death sentences, Slovik's death sentence was the only one that was carried out. During World War II, 1.7 million courts-martial were held, representing one third of all criminal cases tried in the United States during the same period. Most of the cases were minor, as were the sentences. Nevertheless, a clemency board, appointed by the Secretary of War in the summer of 1945, reviewed all general courts-martial where the accused was still in confinement. That Board remitted or reduced the sentence in 85 percent of the 27,000 serious cases reviewed. The death penalty was rarely imposed, and those cases typically were for rapes or murders. Slovik was the only soldier executed who had been convicted of a "purely military" offense.