Construction workers in World War II in the Pacific are needed to build military sites, but the work is dangerous and they doubt the ability of the Navy to protect them. After a series of ... See full summary »
In 1952, as the Korean War rages on, American officers land in Kyoto. Among them are Major Ceve Saville, assigned to a fighter squadron, and Lieutenant Carl Abbott. The latter neglects his ... See full summary »
Set during the Korean War, a Navy fighter pilot must come to terms with with his own ambivalence towards the war and the fear of having to bomb a set of highly defended bridges. The ending ... See full summary »
An aircraft carrier is sent on a decoy mission around the Pacific, with orders to avoid combat, thus lulling Japanese alertness before the battle of Midway. All the men have their ... See full summary »
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
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 »
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 »
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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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 »
Proud to Claim the title of, "United States Marine"
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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