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

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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
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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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His most electrifying role!

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Drama | War

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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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Final film of Charles Stevens. See more »

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The C-54 transport plane that flies Ira Hayes back to the United States has post-World War II U.S. Air Force star markings, even though the time is early 1945 (several months before the Pacific war ended). See more »

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Referenced in Chappaqua (1966) See more »

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Tony Curtis in His Finest Role, Finest Movie.
13 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tony Curtis as a serious actor was pretty much a joke at the height of his career when he was the darling of the teenyboppers; but he finally delivered an AAA+ role in this gritty and unforgettable saga of "drunken Ira Hayes" --- perhaps the best known World War II soldier after super-hero Audie Murphy. Audie Murphy was the greatest and most decorated soldier of World War II; but all Ira Hayes really did was help a few other men erect the flag at Iwo Jima. How this single act bestowed undeserved and unwanted fame on this fine Puma Indian man, and how this destroyed his life, are the essence of this extraordinary film. This picture knocked me out 45 years ago, a film you never forget.


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