U certificateA Bell for Adano is a Film programme that first aired in 1945 and has been classified a U certificate.

A Bell for Adano is a 4 star programme


A Bell for Adano (1945)

Directed by
Henry King

Henry King's drama stars John Hodiak as tough US Army Major Joppolo, who faces problems when he is put in charge of a small town in Sicily at the end of World War II. In spite of suspicion bred by the previous fascist regime, he gradually wins the cooperation of the citizens, and prevents the lynching of the former fascist mayor, but deals firmly with others who backed Mussolini. Food is a major problem, but even more urgent is the town's request for a new bell to replace the old one that was taken away to be melted down for munitions. And Joppolo's problems are further complicated when he falls in love with local girl Tina.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 105 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1945

4/5 Stars

Classification: U Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Black and White


Image for Gene TierneyGene Tierney...Tina Tomasino
John Hodiak...Maj. Victor P. Joppolo
Image for William BendixWilliam Bendix...Sgt. Borth
Glenn Langan...Lt. Crofts Livingstone
Richard Conte...Nicolo
Stanley Prager...Sgt. Trampani
Harry Morgan...Capt. N. Purvis
Monty Banks...Giuseppe
Reed Hadley...Cmdr. Robertson
Roy Roberts...Col. W.W. Middleton
Hugo Haas...Father Pensovecchio
Marcel Dalio...Zito
Fortunio Bonanova...Chief of Police Gargano
Henry Armetta...Errante
Roman Bohnen...Carl Erba