War Italian Style

Due marines e un generale (translated: Two Marines and a General, internationally released as War Italian Style) is a 1965 Italian comedy film directed by Luigi Scattini. The film puts together the famous Italian comedian duo of Franco Franchi and Ciccio Ingrassia and the silent cinema icon Buster Keaton.

War Italian Style
Original American film poster
Directed byLuigi Scattini
Produced byFulvio Lucisano
Written byCastellano & Pipolo
Fulvio Lucisano
StarringBuster Keaton
Franco Franchi
Ciccio Ingrassia
Music byPiero Umiliani
Distributed byAmerican International Pictures (US)
Release date
  • December 2, 1965 (1965-12-02) (Italy)
Running time
85 minutes

The Keaton role is a mute role, except for the words "Thank you" that he pronounces in the final scene of the film.[1][2]


Two US Marines who are so incompetent that they are sent to the European Theatre of Operations end up in the Battle of Anzio where they face the German's giant artillery piece "Anzio Annie".



  1. "Prima serata La7, Due marines e un generale" (in Italian). NewNotizie. 18 August 2011. Retrieved 27 December 2011.
  2. "Due Marines e un Generale (1966)". Luigi Scattini. Retrieved 27 December 2011.
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