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No Man Is an Island (1962)

During the early Pacific war years, American seaman George Tweed is the only U.S. serviceman on Guam not captured by the Japanese forces.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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George R. Tweed
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Barbara Perez ...
'Joe' Cruz
Ronald Remy ...
Chico Torres
Paul Edwards Jr. ...
Al Turney
Rolf Bayer ...
Chief Schultz
Vicente Liwanag ...
Vicente
Fred Harris II ...
Roy Lund
Lamberto V. Avellana ...
Mr. Shimoda
Chichay ...
Mrs. Nakamura
Antonio De la Mogueis ...
Florecito
Vic Silayan ...
Major Hondo
Bert Lafortesa ...
Comdr. Oto Harada (as Bert La Fortesa)
Eddie Infante ...
Sus Quintagua
Nardo Ramos ...
Tumon
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The true story of George Tweed, an American sailor who became the only serviceman on the island of Guam to avoid capture by the Japanese during the early years of World War II. Written by Anonymous

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He Fought a One Man War Against Japan! See more »

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War | Drama

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20 September 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

L'aigle de Guam  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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The story is based on true events. The real George Tweed died in 1989. See more »

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The film has the invasion of Guam happening the same day as the bombing of Pearl Harbor. In fact, it occurred three days later, on December 10, 1941. See more »

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One man's spiritual odyssey
28 May 2004 | by (Boulder, Colorado) – See all my reviews

No Man is an Island is best seen not as a war film but as one man's spiritual odyssey. I fully agree with rsoonsa's comments that the film suffers from shoddy production values and a serious lack of logic. But get through the first half of the film and you have a tremendously moving experience.

Why should one man's life be spared when all of his comrades are killed? This is the question that the main character struggles with, and it's mainly through the local priest that he learns to accept the sacrifice of the people of Guam.

Jeffrey Hunter understands that his role doesn't call for the tough, gritty approach that he essayed so brilliantly in Hell to Eternity. Rather, he calls upon his unique qualities of masculinity and sensitivity to suggest his character's growing spiritual awareness. Some of Hunter's closeups are of heartrending beauty, bringing a spiritual quality that no actor today could touch.

There's a reason why No Man is an Island has been released on DVD - albeit in a misguided widescreen transfer that crops crucial information from the top and bottom of the frame. It speaks to a lot of people and transcends its various flaws through the sheer inspiration of its message.


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