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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 overview, first billed only:
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
Chief Pharmacist Mate
Capt. Dennis Bourke
2nd Lt. Blair
Sgt. Bleeker


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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Release Date:

24 February 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los valientes mueren de pie  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording) (uncredited)


(Technicolor) (as Technicolor®)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Tommy Sands, who co-stars in the movie divorced Nancy Sinatra, Frank Sinatras daughter the same year this picture came out. Frank and Nancy Sinatra starred together in "Marriage on the Rocks", the same year as this film came out. See more »


During the shooting scenes between the Marines and the Japanese, some troops from both sides kneel or stand in plain sight of their opponents, and a few are killed as a result. In actual combat, soldiers would remain crouched or prone behind cover so as to present the smallest possible target to the enemy. See more »

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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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Father of the Bride gets his revenge, or The (Ex) Son-in-law Also Falls.

Over in the trivia section of the IMDb there is a submission that reads something like..."When he (Tommy Sands)divorced Frank's kid (her name is Nancy), Sinatra allegedly saw to it that his (Sand's) career went permanently on the rocks"...or something like that. Statements like that should be followed by telling exactly just how this was accomplished. This film, "None But the Brave" may contain the answer. It was directed (none too well at that) by Mr. Sinatra, and Mr. Sands, in every scene he is in and every line he speaks, gives the most shrill, bizarre, over-the-top, irritating,mind-boggling, irksome, get-the-hook, somebody-please-shoot-him performance ever seen in a movie that had a budget of over $1200. He was not good enough as an actor to have been that bad on purpose. He was not good enough of an actor to have been that bad accidentally. Only a director on a mission can take a performer to the depths reached by Tommy Sands in this film. Thanks a lot, Dad.

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