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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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His most electrifying role!

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December 1961 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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The real Ira Hayes was awarded the Parachutist Badge upon his completion of jump school, which he attended after his boot camp training. Later he earned the Presidential Unit Citation for his combat actions in the Pacific. Yet neither of these awards appear on his uniform after he returns to the United States for the war bond tour (however, his uniform does correctly include ribbons for the American Campaign Medal and the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal. See more »

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Was very surprised to see this side of Tony Curtis' acting ablity...Excellent
28 September 2002 | by (New Haven, Connecticut, USA) – See all my reviews

This movie "The Outsider" was a pleasant surprise from the moment it started, until the very end of it. I thought that Tony Curtis was supurb as "Ira Hayes"...a part I feel should have won him an Acadamy Award Nomation and/or an Oscar. Tony Curtis was able to give the viewer great insight of the pain felt by this misguided Hero. Also, the raising of the flag on Mt. Suribachi on Iwo Jima looked so real...and gave me such a powerful patriotic feeling. This movie does not come around to view very often...and my one wish is that it would be shown more. It was one of the best movies I have seen in a very long time.


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