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Halls of Montezuma (1951)

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

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Lt. Anderson
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Pigeon Lane (as Walter {Jack} Palance)
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Whitney
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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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Trivia

20th Century-Fox studio publicity announced that this was the movie debut of Robert Wagner (as Private Coffman in this film). However, Wagner had previously appeared in debut but uncredited as Cleaves Catcher Adams in The Happy Years (1950). Nonetheless, this movie, Halls of Montezuma (1951), still represents Wagner's credited movie debut. See more »

Goofs

As his platoon is approaching an enemy-held cave, Lt Anderson checks his watch and tells his men that the time is 0530 (5:30 a.m.). However, rather than being filmed near dawn and in semi-darkness, this scene and the ones immediately following are in bright daylight. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Randolph Johnson: [giving tobacco to a Japanese prisoner who's begging for some] Always treat a human being like a human being. You'll be surprised what happens.
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One-Eyed Riley
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aka "Riley's Daughter"
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Sung by Slattery
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World War II in the Pacific with the US Marines

A war movie that concentrates upon bonds formed between a Marine Lieutenant, a former High School chemistry teacher and the 7 men of his original Platoon. A tense drama that hinges on the Battalion that has only 24 hours to find the location of the Japanese rockets that will decimate all the marines who have to attack. Character development is excellent and the Lewis Milestone touch is evident in this stirring drama of the Pacific war.


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