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Release Date:
24 February 1965 (USA) See more »
The brave are never different - only different looking!
During WW2, a platoon of Marines crash-lands on a tiny Pacific island occupied by a small Japanese unit. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Tatsuya Mihashi ... 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)
Ryucho Shunputei ... Pvt. Okuda
Hisao Dazai ... Pvt. Tokumaru
Susumu Kurobe ... Pvt. Goro
Takashi Inagaki ... Pvt. Ishi
Kenichi Hata ... Pvt. Sato

Frank Sinatra ... Chief Pharmacist Mate

Clint Walker ... Capt. Dennis Bourke

Tommy Sands ... 2nd Lt. Blair

Brad Dexter ... Sgt. Bleeker

Tony Bill ... Air Crewman Keller
Sammy Jackson ... Cpl. Craddock

Richard Bakalyan ... Cpl. Ruffino

Rafer Johnson ... Pvt. Johnson
Jimmy Griffin ... Pvt. Dexter
Christopher Dark ... Pvt. Searcy
Don Dorrell ... Pvt. Hoxie
Phillip Crosby ... Pvt. Magee (as Phil Crosby)
John Howard Young ... Pvt. Waller
Roger Ewing ... Pvt. Swensholm
Richard Sinatra ... Pvt. Roth
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Joe Gray ... (uncredited)

Laraine Stephens ... Lorie (uncredited)

Directed by
Frank Sinatra 
Writing credits
John Twist (screenplay) and
Katsuya Susaki (screenplay)

Kikumaru Okuda (story)

Produced by
William H. Daniels .... associate producer
Howard W. Koch .... executive producer
Kikumaru Okuda .... producer
Frank Sinatra .... producer
Original Music by
John Williams  (as Johnny Williams)
Cinematography by
Harold Lipstein (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Sam O'Steen 
Art Direction by
LeRoy Deane 
Set Decoration by
George James Hopkins 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup supervisor
Shu Uemura .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Salven .... assistant director
Mitsushige Tsurushima .... assistant director
Sound Department
Stanley Jones .... sound
Special Effects by
Eiji Tsuburaya .... special effects director: Toho Special Effects Group
Joe Gray .... stunts (uncredited)
Music Department
Kenjiro Hirose .... music advisor: Japan
Morris Stoloff .... conductor
Morris Stoloff .... music supervisor
Dominick Fera .... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Milt Holland .... musician: drums (uncredited)
Barney Kessel .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Milton Kestenbaum .... musician: bass (uncredited)
William Kraft .... musician: drums (uncredited)
Mitchell Lurie .... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Virginia Majewski .... musician: viola (uncredited)
Pinky Savitt .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Raymond Turner .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Albert Woodbury .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Thom Conroy .... dialogue coach
Kazuo Inoue .... technical advisor
Masao Mera .... interpreter
Tetsu Nakamura .... dialogue coach (as Satoshi Nakamura)
Haruyoshi Ôshita .... art advisor (as Haruyoshi Oshita)
Crew believed to be complete

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  • Department of Defense  we wish to thank, for their aid and cooperation, which made the production of this picture possible (as the United States Department of Defense)
  • Hawaiian National Guard  we wish to thank, for their aid and cooperation, which made the production of this picture possible (as the Hawaiian National Guard)
  • United States Marine Corps  we wish to thank, for their aid and cooperation, which made the production of this picture possible (as the United States Marine Corps)
  • United States Navy, The  we wish to thank, for their aid and cooperation, which made the production of this picture possible (as the United States Navy)

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106 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording) (uncredited)
Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (2000) (2008) | USA:Approved (PCA #20787)
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Weapons used by Marines are M1, Grease gun, carbine .45 cal pistol.See more »
Factual errors: The M1 Carbines used in the film have bayonet studs mounted under their barrels. However, this modification was not incorporated until after World War II, when the carbines underwent refurbishment and updating at Government arsenals.See more »
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15 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Tommy Sands of Iwo Jima!, 5 April 2004
Author: Poseidon-3 from Cincinnati, OH

In the midst of WWII, a pair of American transport planes (each full of Marines) is shot down. One (piloted by Walker) manages to crash land on a nearby uncharted island which happens to be inhabited by a small contingent of Japanese soldiers. Directed by Sinatra (in his one and only try), the film demonstrates the parallels and differences between these small units of soldiers on opposing sides and with varying backgrounds. Much of the film is devoted to the Japanese point of view as they are led by Mihashi (and most of it is presented in their native tongue with subtitles.) The rest concerns Walker, who takes charge of the remaining men, Sinatra, a boozy medic, Sands, a hopelessly eager upstart and Dexter, a grizzled Sergeant. Hostility between the enemies finally gives way to a sort of truce, or at least a cease-fire, until finally the men must live up to their country's expectations of eliminating each other. There's a lot of good in the film. It was an early example of showing more than one perspective with regards to enemies of America and it demonstrates, at times rather well, the ultimate futility and wastefulness of war. However, Sinatra, as a director, is in a bit over his head and the film is often static or choppy in it's narrative. There are also a ridiculous amount of scenes in which characters stay alive simply because either the enemy stops shooting (for no reason) or else misses by a mile. A lot of this could have been rectified in the staging of the battle sequences. Sinatra's role in the film is actually a supporting one, mostly consisting of one queasy, unbearably nerve-tingling sequence in which he is traded to the Japanese in order to perform surgery on one of their men. Otherwise, he is just onhand to provide the occasional snarky remark. Walker is a tower of virility and quiet strength. NO ONE wore a helmet like him or filled out their fatigues with more monument-like beauty. His enthralling baritone voice and piercing, ice-blue eyes make sitting through this film a little more enjoyable than it could have been without him. Sands is so unintentionally hilarious and so jaw-droppingly bad that his scenes ascend into some crazed, parodic comic stratosphere! WHAT was he thinking? It's like some teenage punk decided to portray a soldier the way he always dreamed of when in his sandbox as a child. His jaw, his posture, his accent.....all combine to create a memorably uproarious caricature. Dexter (the always-forgotten member of "The Magnificent Seven") has a couple of decent moments, notably in a conflict with Walker. Other soldiers are portrayed by healthy-looking, earnest actors who fit their roles well, though most of them don't get a chance to really shine. There are two very brief flashbacks by Mihashi and Walker that present the lady loves of their lives. Walker's is played (with hair and make-up that are about as 1940's as Sharon Tate in "Valley of the Dolls"!) by Stephens in her film debut. Though uneven, the film succeeds in presenting the enemy as human and in promoting the power of goodwill. The fact that Walker, in every frame, is breathtakingly handsome is gravy. (Oddly, he is pictured NOWHERE on the video box even though he is actually the leading man of the film!)

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