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Darby's Rangers -- Standard war picture in which a U.S. Army officer (James Garner) forms an elite combat unit which is trained by British commandos, then spearheads American attacks in North Africa, Sicily and Italy until it's decimated stopping a surprise German offensive in the Anzio campaign. Director William A. Wellman spends more time on the romantic activities of the Rangers (notably Edward Byrnes and Stuart Whitman) than on the battlefield heroics, with disappointing results. Wartime violence and sexual situations. (A-III) (br) 1958
These movies have been evaluated for artistic merit and moral suitability by the media reviewing division of Catholic News Service. The reviews include the CNS rating, the Motion Picture Association of America rating, and a brief synopsis of the movie.
The classifications are as follows:
A-I -- general patronage;
A-II -- adults and adolescents;
A-III -- adults;
L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. L replaces the previous classification, A-IV.
O -- morally offensive.
Note: Some movies previously were designated A-IV. Older films with this classification should be regarded as classified L.