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Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)

Passed  -  Action | Drama | War  -  1 March 1950 (USA)
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A dramatization of the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Pfc. Peter Conway
Adele Mara ...
Allison Bromley
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Pfc. Al Thomas
Wally Cassell ...
Pfc. Benny Regazzi
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Pfc. Charlie Bass
Richard Webb ...
Pfc. 'Handsome' Dan Shipley
Arthur Franz ...
Cpl. Robert Dunne / Narrator
Julie Bishop ...
Mary
James Holden ...
Pfc. Soames
Peter Coe ...
Pfc. George Hellenpolis
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Pfc. Frank Flynn
William Murphy ...
Pfc. Eddie Flynn (as Bill Murphy)
George Tyne ...
Pfc. Harris
Hal Baylor ...
Pvt. 'Sky' Choynski (as Hal Fieberling)
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Storyline

After his wife takes their son and leaves him, Sgt. John Stryker is an embittered man who takes his misery out on the men under his command. They're a bunch of green recruits who have a hard time dealing with Stryker's tough drills and thicker skin. Even his old friends start to wonder if he's gone from being the epitome of a tough Marine Sergeant to a man over the edge. Written by Alfred Jingle

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Plot Keywords:

battle | iwo jima | tarawa | combat | sergeant | See more »

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A great human story... makes a mighty motion picture. See more »

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Action | Drama | War | Romance

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Release Date:

1 March 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sands of Iwo Jima  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

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(archive footage)|

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The New York Times reported on 5 February 1950 that Republic Pictures was developing a sequel to this movie entitled "Devil Birds", again to star John Wayne, but nothing came of it. See more »

Goofs

When Pfc. Thomas (Forrest Tucker) goes for more ammo and stops for coffee, the coffee is being brewed in a helmet over an open fire. He hands over his metal cup, and the fellow by the fire holds it in his bare hand as he fills it from the helmet. Ouch. Anyone who has been camping will see the error here. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Stryker: You gotta learn right and you gotta learn fast. And any man that doesn't want to cooperate, I'll make him wish he had never been born.
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Crazy Credits

Historical note: The first American flag was raised on Mount Suribachi by the late Sgt. 'Ernest I. Thomas Jr', U.S.M.C. on the morning of February 23, 1945. See more »

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Proud to Claim the title of, "United States Marine"
6 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a retired Marine, I can say this movie does the Corps justice! After making it through Vietnam and Desert Storm, I believe I am over qualified to render the comment that this movie does the Corps justice! It is one of the few movies out there that get you right in the gut while watching the combat footage. For those who have been there and faced the enemy realize just how accurate this film really is, after all, most of the combat footage is from actual combat footage from the camera men who were there.

In summation, if this movie is guaranteed to give you one helluva "Gut Check"!


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