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None But the Brave (1965)

Approved | | Drama, War | 24 February 1965 (USA)
During WW2, a platoon of Marines crash-lands on a tiny Pacific island occupied by a small Japanese unit.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lt. Kuroki
Takeshi Katô ...
Sgt. Tamura (as Takeshi Kato)
Homare Suguro ...
Lance Cpl. Hirano
Kenji Sahara ...
Cpl. Fujimoto
Masahiko Tanimura ...
Lead Pvt. Ando
Tôru Ibuki ...
Pvt. Arikawa (as Toru Ibuki)
Ryûchô Shumpûtei ...
Pvt. Okuda (as Ryucho Shunputei)
Hisao Dazai ...
Pvt. Tokumaru
Susumu Kurobe ...
Pvt. Goro
Takashi Inagaki ...
Pvt. Ishi
Kenichi Hata ...
Pvt. Sato
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Chief Pharmacist Mate
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Capt. Dennis Bourke
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2nd Lt. Blair
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Sgt. Bleeker
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Storyline

American and Japanese soldiers, stranded on a tiny Pacific island during World War II, must make a temporary truce and cooperate to survive various tribulations. Told through the eyes of the American and Japanese unit commanders, who must deal with an atmosphere of growing distrust and tension between their men. Written by Martin Booda <booda@us1.msrcnavo.navy.mil>

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The brave are never different - only different looking!

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Drama | War

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Los valientes mueren de pie  »

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(RCA Sound Recording) (uncredited)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie's closing end coda states: "Nobody Ever Wins." See more »

Goofs

Soon after the American plane crash-lands, the Japanese soldiers throw a hand grenade into the plane, and there's a big explosion. Later Captain Bourke and Airman Keller are shown inside the plane trying to operate the radio, and there's no damage inside it. See more »

Crazy Credits

The line "Nobody Ever Wins" appears in place of "The End" just before the end credits start, which is appropriate given the film's anti-war message. See more »

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almost unwatchably bad
3 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just caught this one again recently. It's difficult to write an honest, objective review of a movie that's this bad. Hard to believe that anyone remotely connected to the military had anything to do with the script or direction of this turkey. Ever war movie cliché ever uttered turns up here somewhere. Hard to decide if Tommy Sands' performance as the hard-as-nails rookie lieutenant is howlingly funny or just outrageously bad. This is Hollywood's version of war. It's watchable only if you don't mind being clubbed over the head with the "message" every few minutes (that being "why can't we all just get along?") As a lifelong fan of Sinatra, I'm hugely disappointed.


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