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A Bell for Adano


"A Bell for Adano" is a film directed by Henry King starring John Hodiak and Gene Tierney. The film was adapted from the novel A Bell for Adano by John Hersey, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1945. In his 1945 review of the film, Bosley Crowther wrote, "... this easily vulnerable picture, which came to the Music Hall yesterday, is almost a perfect picturization of Mr. Hersey's book.


"A Bell for Adano" is a 1944 novel by John Hersey, the winner of the 1945 Pulitzer Prize for the Novel. It tells the story of an Italian-American officer in Sicily during World War II who wins the respect and admiration of the people of the town of Adano by helping them find a replacement for the town bell that the Fascists had melted down for rifle barrels.

  • language: English Language
  • genre: War novel
  • released in (72 years ago)
  • award: - Pulitzer Prize for Fiction ([Novel]), received by John Hersey


A Bell For Adano is a theater production.

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Google previewThe Alfred Hitchcock Encyclopedia (2016)

by Stephen Whitty

After a few more good films—A Bell for Adano, Command Decision— Hodiak's ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the 1940s (2015)

by James Gilbert Ryan, Leonard C Schlup

A Bell for Adano (about the occupation of an enemy village), and Mister Roberts. After the war, however, the crowds went home and the plays lost steam. Two major playwrights did appear in ...

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