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Halls of Montezuma (1950)

Approved  |   |  Adventure, War, Drama  |  1951 (Chile)
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A company of Marines races against the clock to find a Japanese rocket base.

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Conroy
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Pretty Boy
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Slattery
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Whitney
Philip Ahn ...
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Storyline

The Marines attack a strongly held enemy island in the Pacific. We follow them from the beach to a Japanese rocket site through enemy infested jungle as their ex-school teacher leader is transformed into a battle veteran and his squad becomes a tight fighting unit. Written by Derek Picken <dpicken@email.msn.com>

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The everlasting story of the everlasting glory of the UNITED STATES MARINES! See more »

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Adventure | War | Drama | Action

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1951 (Chile)  »

Also Known As:

Okinawa  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The novel 'Under Fire' (2002) by W.E.B. Griffin has the production of this movie as one of it's story elements. The novel is Book IX of The Corps Series which feature the United States Marine Corps. See more »

Goofs

Sergeant Johnson, the interpreter, wears a revolver in a shoulder holster. But the gun's grips are made of bright white ivory, making him a perfect target for the Japanese, especially in low-light conditions. No real Marine would be this careless, and no superior would tolerate such a safety violation by one of his men. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Randolph Johnson: Wasn't there a comment by your General Sherman about war?
Lt. Butterfield: Yeah, he said, "War is Hell." What did he know, that eight-ball never left the States.
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Semper Fidelis
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Music by John Philip Sousa
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Realistic combat movie which does not glorify war.
12 May 2003 | by (Monroe, Louisiana) – See all my reviews

At age 10, in 1960, I watched the "Halls of Montezuma" movie on television. In 1968, I found myself in the U.S. Marine Corps serving as a machine-gunner in the infantry. Sometimes, movies have a way of becoming true reality; and, because the movie gave me a little insight and understanding of the brutality of war, in some way, I owe a debt of gratitude to the movie.


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