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Carl Foreman (writer)
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Release Date:
14 September 1949 (France) See more »
Excitement - Movie of the Year! Suspense! Action! Adventure! You have never seen a motion picture like it!
During WW2, a reconnaissance platoon is sent to map out a Japanese-held island but racial tensions arise between the white soldiers and the only black member of the group. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Flawless character study in wartime setting. See more (27 total) »


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Jeff Corey ... Doctor
James Edwards ... Private Peter Moss

Lloyd Bridges ... Finch

Douglas Dick ... Major Robinson

Frank Lovejoy ... Sergeant Mingo
Steve Brodie ... T.J. Everett
Cliff Clark ... Colonel Baker

Directed by
Mark Robson 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Carl Foreman  writer
Arthur Laurents  play

Produced by
Stanley Kramer .... producer
Robert Stillman .... associate producer
Original Music by
Dimitri Tiomkin 
Cinematography by
Robert De Grasse 
Film Editing by
Harry W. Gerstad 
Production Design by
Rudolph Sternad 
Art Direction by
Rudolph Sternad 
Set Decoration by
Edward G. Boyle 
Makeup Department
Gustaf Norin .... makeup artist (as Gus Norin)
Production Management
Clem Beauchamp .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ivan Volkman .... assistant director
Sound Department
Jean L. Speak .... sound (as Jean Speak)
Special Effects by
Jack Rabin .... special effects (as J.R. Rabin)
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles Burke .... camera operator (uncredited)
Morris Rosen .... grip (uncredited)
Frank Uecker .... gaffer (uncredited)
Scotty Welbourne .... still photographer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joe King .... wardrobe
Music Department
Manuel Emanuel .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Paul Marquardt .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Herbert Taylor .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Dimitri Tiomkin .... musical director (uncredited)
Other crew
Sally Hamilton .... executive secretary (uncredited)
Dale Tate .... title designer (uncredited)
Don Weis .... script supervisor (uncredited)

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88 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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This is one of few early World War II films to feature an American soldier who was an African-American.See more »
Mingo:Yeah, I'll never forget the first letter I got from my wife. It started, "My darling, darling, darling, I'll never again use the word 'love' without thinking only of you." And I remember the last one I got from her. It started, "Dear T.J., this is the hardest letter I've ever had to write."See more »
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Flawless character study in wartime setting., 9 January 2001
Author: rollo_tomaso ( from Houston, TX

Mark Robson's sensitively directed film perfectly captures the social mores and racial bigotry of its time during the stresses and traumas of war. The dialogue is brittle and thoroughly convincing. Although Lloyd Bridges and James Edwards are both excellent, Frank Lovejoy steals the film with his portrait of Mingo. Steve Brodie is just right as the insecure bigot who is more ignorant than evil. This is one of my five favorite war movies of all time. It reminds me of another great film made the next year called "The Men" with Marlon Brando. I give this one 10 out of 10.

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