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No Man Is an Island (1962)

 -  War | Drama  -  20 September 1962 (USA)
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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.

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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 La Fortesa ...
Comdr. Oto Harada
Eddie Infante ...
Sus Quintagua
Nardo Ramos ...
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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 »

Goofs

After Mr.Shimoda dies (1:23:29)thieves open his buried coffin and steal his body.This wouldn't have been possible since Mr.Shimoda,like most Japanese Buddhists,would have been cremated the day after the wake.After the cremation his bones would have been picked out of his ashes by the mourners(using chopsticks)and transferred to a large funeral urn. See more »

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Excellent war movie
10 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent war movie based on a true story. The action is great, and the characters very identifiable. There is one really mean character, but his character does ring true for the times, and he reveals a prejudice that was present. In fact, as a historical adventure based on true events, certain liberties are taken to show higher truths. That is what this movie does. Characters will often be composites to show the events in a condensed version. Otherwise, the movie would be forty hours long. This movie centralizes on Tweed and four other Americans trying to escape occupied Japanese territory. They are aided by natives, and that is what the movie is about. Modern audiences won't like the fact that Tweed is a likable character. One of the advantages of older movies is that they didn't present all lead characters as ridiculous stereotypes and homicidal maniacs. Also, some puritans insist that every action be historically beyond doubt. To read some of the reviews here, you would think that they couldn't show Tweed eating rice without having a receipt for the rice in the Smithsonian Institute. Just enjoy a well done movie with great actors. Remember, who did the studio get to play the son of God in a later movie?


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