This isn't really a new subject at all, just a return to an old one that got off topic.
Richard, finally got around to looking at "War Italian Style" again, and you're absolutely right (not that I ever doubted you)...the American version of "Due Marines e un Generale" replaces the rather delightful score by Piero Umiliani with a "wackier" score by one Kendall Schmidt... or, in some places, dispenses of music completely in some of Buster's pantomime scenes, particularly his introduction. It's a shame, since Umiliani gave Buster a charming theme throughout the film, "Dedicato A Buster". Like ATOLL K (and it always seems to come back to ATOLL K!), a big part of "Due Marines" charm is the musical score and, in this case, the U.S. release robs the film of that.
Anyone interested in the original soundtrack can download it from Itunes or amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Due-Marines-E-Un- ... B000QZYXFW
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