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The Pigeon That Took Rome

Directed by Melville Shavelson
United States, 1962
Comedy, War

Synopsis

American GIs MacDougall and Contini are undercover in Nazi-occupied Rome. When Contini falls in love with a rebel leader’s daughter, the family prepares a celebration, but mistakenly serves all but one of the agents’ carrier pigeons for the feast.

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The Pigeon That Took Rome Directed by Melville Shavelson

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1963 | Nominee: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White

Writers Guild of America

1963 | Nominee: Best Written American Comedy (Screen)

Golden Globes (USA)

1963 | 3 nominations including: Best Actor - Comedy or Musical