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Beachhead (1954)

 -  War | Drama  -  5 February 1954 (USA)
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On a Japanese-occupied island during World War II, only two soldiers remain alive after a mission attempt goes horribly wrong. Trapped on the island, they must escort a scientist and his ... See full summary »

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Mary Murphy ...
Nina Bouchard
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Bouchard, French Planter
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Maj. Scott
Alan Wells ...
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Akira Fukunaga ...
Terrified Japanese Sailor (as Sunshine Akira Fukunaga)
Dan Aoki ...
Japanese Sniper
Steamboat Mokuahi ...
Malanesian, Island native
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On a Japanese-occupied island during World War II, only two soldiers remain alive after a mission attempt goes horribly wrong. Trapped on the island, they must escort a scientist and his daughter to the other side of the island where their ship awaits. They must battle nature, hard terrain, and advancing Japanese troops. Written by Jeremy Kirk <kirkman316@yahoo.com>

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An Action-Hungry Marine...An Untamed Captive Beauty...Tangling in the heat of the jungle ! See more »

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Brückenkopf X  »

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The rendezvous point was filmed at Hanalei Pier located on Hanalei Bay on the northern shore of the island of Kauai in the state of Hawaii. See more »

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Referenced in Killer's Kiss (1955) See more »

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A Message to MacArthur
3 June 2007 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

If the U.S. Marines had not put a few diversionary landings on the small island location of this film, Mary Murphy and Eduard Franz might have had to spend the rest of the war playing tag with the Japanese.

As it is their island as per the strategy of MacArthur is being hopped over for a landing on nearby Bougainville. But Franz knows where the minefields on Bougainville are located and he sends out a message. Of course it has to be confirmed so Frank Lovejoy is given a special mission for his squad to find Franz and verify.

Easier said than done, especially with the other men of the squad, Tony Curtis, Alan Wells, and Skip Homeier hating Lovejoy's guts over some business back at Guadalcanal. But they're going to have to get over it if the mission is to be accomplished.

Not usual for war films, but Mary Murphy in a tight blue dress is a nice diversion for the audience. She sure is a nice diversion for Tony Curtis who has to keep his mind on the war.

Beachhead does have some nice location photography on the Hawaiian island of Kauai for a very realistic setting in a film about the Pacific War.

It's not the greatest of war films, but passably entertaining enough.


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