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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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The brave are never different - only different looking!
Plot:
American and Japanese soldiers, stranded on a tiny Pacific island during World War II, must make a temporary... See more » | Add synopsis »
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none but the brave, none but the brave, deserve the fair! See more (27 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)
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
 
Stunts
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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  • 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 Department of Defense, The  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, 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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Runtime:
106 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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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 (video rating) (2000) (2008) | USA:Approved (PCA #20787)
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Trivia:
This movie's closing end coda states: "Nobody Ever Wins."See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The M1 rifle ammunition pouches worn by the Marines are obviously empty, as can be seen from their flat appearance.See more »
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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
none but the brave, none but the brave, deserve the fair!, 9 December 2002
Author: lord woodburry (deanofrpps@aol.com) from The Society NY

I saw None But The Brave first run when it came out. It has to stand out in the WWII genre as one of the few that see the Japanese as human and show just a little understanding for their point of view.

The Japanese author constructed a Japanese unit mirroring an American one: replete with the tough sergeant and a bunch of kids too young to die, adding to it the buddist monk who wound up in the Imperial Japanese Army for praying for peace at the wrong time.

"I don't suppose," the Japanese LT asks the American Captain (Clint Walker), "you can just forget we're here."

The enemy no matter how much you hate him/her has a story worth telling. Only a fool in blind self-righteous fury can think otherwise.

The American cast Clint Walker, Frank Sinatra, Tommy Sands, and Sammy Jackson (later to play the stereotype of the US GI in the TV version of No Time For Sergeants)rendered a bravura performance.

The anti-war tone is as subtle as it is convincing with realistic scenes of firefights. The Japanese even with the odds against them are tough fighters to the bitter end.

It's an excellent film well worth revisiting. Comparable films include WE WERE SOLDIERS, THE ENEMY BENEATH, ALL'S QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT, BREAKER MORANT and PRISONERS OF THE SUN.

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