Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
This engaging World War II drama is a joint American-Yugoslav effort and although set in a Yugoslav town, the actual incident on which the story is based happened in Rome. Broderick Crawford plays the married Doctor Bernardi, a member of the resistance movement. As a part of the movement's offensive, the doctor is asked to throw a bomb at a German officer. Tension builds as the medic spends some time getting ready to carry out the order, and then chaos is unleashed when he throws the bomb and thirty Germans are killed. In reprisal, the German forces round up three hundred people and threaten to execute them unless the unknown bomb-thrower gives himself up. The doctor is caught in a quandary when his partisan friends tell him to stay quiet and his conscience says to confess.
bomb, doctor/nurse, officer, resistance, war, war-atrocities