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Director:
Writers:
John Twist (screenplay) and
Katsuya Susaki (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
24 February 1965 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The brave are never different - only different looking!
Plot:
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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The Final Line Says It All! See more (33 total) »

Cast

  (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)
Ryûchô Shumpûtei ... Pvt. Okuda (as Ryucho Shunputei)
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 effect director: Toho Special Effects Group
 
Stunts
Joe Gray .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Kenjiro Hirose .... music advisor: Japanese
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


Production Companies
  • Warner Bros. (presents) (as Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Tokyo Eiga Co Ltd. (A Co-Production Of) (as Tokyo Eiga Co. Ltd., Toho Film & Artanis Productions, Inc.) (for Tokyo Eiga Co. Ltd.)
  • Toho Film (Eiga) Co. Ltd. (A Co-Production Of) (as Tokyo Eiga Co. Ltd., Toho Film & Artanis Productions, Inc.) (for Tokyo Eiga Co. Ltd.)
  • Artanis Productions Inc. (A Co-Production Of) (as Tokyo Eiga Co. Ltd., Toho Film & Artanis Productions, Inc.) (for Tokyo Eiga Co. Ltd.)
  • Sinatra Enterprises (as A Sinatra Enterprises Production)
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  • 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)
  • International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE)  this picture made under the jurisdiction of: affiliated with A.F.L.-C.I.O. (as I.A.T.S.E.)
  • United States 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)
  • 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  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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Runtime:
106 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor) (as Technicolor®)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording) (uncredited)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (2000) (2008) | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #20787) | West Germany:16 (f)
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Trivia:
Plane flown that was shot down was R4D, C47 transport.See more »
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Continuity: In the final scene two of the soldiers in the sand are facing to the right.As the camera does the long shot the same two soldiers are facing left.See more »
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18 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
The Final Line Says It All!, 3 April 2002
Author: Paul Dana (bigpurplebear@aol.com) from San Francisco, CA USA

There's a clumsiness to 1965's "None But The Brave" that you really shouldn't let get in your way of the film. The clumsiness is due to Frank Sinatra's direction -- he was a far, far better actor than a director, and wisely chose never to direct another film -- and it exposes itself most prominently in the film's heavy-handed "flashback" sequences.

Having gotten that out of the way, let's consider the film itself. World War II, a small island in the Pacific: a group of marooned GIs find themselves sharing space with an equally marooned group of Japanese soldiers. Reluctantly, a truce evolves; each side has something the other needs. During that truce, enemies develop -- if not a true friendship -- at least an understanding, an empathy, and a respect for, each other. This truce, of course, cannot endure. The outside world -- and the war -- must impose itself, and each side reacts according to its own sense of honor and duty. Rightly so.

Some reviewers have chosen to label this an 'anti-war' film. Perhaps it is. Myself, I prefer to think of it, rather, as a 'pro-humanity' film, one which recognizes that man will pit himself against man time and time again, and for reasons that may or may not be the best, but that -- in the end -- we can, each of us, even in the midst of the most horrific conflict imaginable, step away, even if only for the briefest of moments (or truces), and deal with each other as human beings.

That's what happens in "None But The Brave."

And if the ending is less than satisfactory, maybe it serves to makes us each wish for a better one . . . and a better world!

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