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Beachhead (1954)

Approved | | War, Drama | 5 February 1954 (USA)
In 1943, in the wake of the Allied amphibious landing on the Japanese held Bougainville Island, four Marines are sent to scout the location of Japanese minefields.

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Reynolds
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Terrified Japanese Sailor (as Sunshine Akira Fukunaga)
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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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Is not just a war move. See more »

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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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Passable war drama
31 May 2004 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Tony Curtis stars as a US Marine on a treacherous mission to locate a Frenchman on Bougainville who may have important information which will save the lives of hundreds of American troops. He's accompanied on the mission by Sergeant Frank Lovejoy, who failed in his last mission on Guadalcanal, and GIs Skip Homeier and Alan Wells. The film's title implies an invasion sequence, but Beachhead is more of a cat and mouse chase film, with our heroes--also burdened by the presence of attractive love interest Mary Murphy--being pursued by a squad of Japanese troops. Curtis looks hot and hunky and never has a hair out of place. It's not the most realistic or exciting war film you've ever seen, but the Kauai location footage adds flavour and Lovejoy is fairly good.


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