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The Outsider (1961)

 -  Drama | War  -  December 1961 (USA)
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Tony Curtis plays an Indian (Nicknamed "Chief" by other soldiers) who fights in WWII and helps to raise the flag at Iwo Jima.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Pvt. James B. Sorenson
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Sgt. Kiley
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Gen. Bridges
Vivian Nathan ...
Nancy Hayes
Edmund Hashim ...
Jay Morago
Paul Comi ...
Sgt. Boyle
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Noomie
Wayne Heffley ...
Cpl. Johnson
Ralph Moody ...
Uncle
Jeffrey Silver ...
McGruder
James Beck ...
Tyler (as Jim Beck)
Forrest Compton ...
Pharmacist Mate John H. Bradley
Pete Homer ...
Mr. Alvarez
Mary Patton ...
Chairlady
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Tony Curtis plays an Indian (Nicknamed "Chief" by other soldiers) who fights in WWII and helps to raise the flag at Iwo Jima.

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December 1961 (USA)  »

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Der Außenseiter  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.66 : 1
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Film debut of Lynda Day George. See more »

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On Iwo Jima, Pvt. Sorensen joins Ira Hayes in helping to raise the flag. However, none the real flag raisers was named Sorensen. See more »

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Referenced in Full Metal Jacket (1987) See more »

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True Story of Ira Hayes
17 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the true story of Ira Hayes, a Pima Indian who became a US Marine and was one of the famous flag raisers on Mt. Surabachi at Iwo Jima. The movie goes into Hayes life after the war as well but unlike many movies of the genre, the story and acting do not lose any steam. In fact, the emotional intensity seems to deepen.

Tony Curtiss, who is a WW2 navy veteran {submariner}, gives what I feel is his best performance ever. This story of a simple and fundamentally good man, thrust into a big and dangerous world, is shown without compromise. The movie tells a very real and tragic story about friendship, loss, war and even the dangers of celebrity.

In keeping with the authentic telling of this story, even the end is sadly accurate. If you ever visit the National military cemetery in Arlington, VA, you will see the United States Marine Corps War Memorial {often improperly called the Iwo Jima memorial}. The rearmost marine statue is Ira Hayes.


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