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 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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Where IS This Classic? ON TCM THIS WEEK!!
26 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I would love to see it. Just returned from the Doss, Texas reenactment/commemoration of the Battlle of Iwo Jima and Ira Hayes' name figures prominently in it's lore and legend. Tony Curtis should get an Oscar for his lifetime of work in the entertainment industry. His contributions have been huge and by all accounts his portrayal of Hayes is remarkable in its own right. Why has this movie been slighted all these years? And why is this movie so hard to find? Couldn't be because the director has had some troubles; Delbert Mann is Ray Harryhausen and Ray Bradbury's age and was active in directing well into his seventies.... Heck, he directed "Marty" for TV and for the 1955 Academy Award-winning movie; so where is the recognition this film so obviously deserves?


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