Cinema: Coo-coo

The Pigeon That Took Rome lays a heap of small eggs that scramble surprisingly well. Coo-coo comedy is intended, and Pigeon gets off to a flying start as two G.I.s (Charlton Heston and Harry Guardino) sneak into Nazi-controlled Rome disguised as priests. Their mission: to spy on the Germans and send their reports out by carrier pigeon. Unfortunately, the priests meet a couple of broads (Elsa Martinelli and Gabriella Pallotta), and the pigeons meet with fowl play—they end up in a pot. Next day a sneaky schoolboy steals a fresh flock of pigeons from Gestapo headquarters.

When released, the stool pigeons fly...

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