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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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User Reviews:
Friendship Among Enemies? 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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  • 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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Runtime:
106 min
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Color:
Color (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 (video rating) (2000) (2008) | USA:Approved (PCA #20787)
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Trivia:
The title is from John Dryden's poem, "Alexander's Feast", stanza 1: "None but the brave/ deserve the fair."See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Captain Burke's girl friend wears a 1960s style hairdo rather than a World War II style.See more »
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18 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Friendship Among Enemies?, 23 June 2002
Author: comix-man from USA

Can circumstances turn bitter enemies fighting for their countries into true friends? None But the Brave attempts to answer this question with a unique look at the relationship between two companies of enemy soldiers during World War II. This 1965 film is a character study of the two groups  one American, the other Japanese. Marooned together on an island, they are forced into a reluctant cease-fire in order to help each other survive.

Frank Sinatra plays Chief Pharmacist Maloney, an alcoholic medic. As always, `Ol' Blue Eyes' shines with his great performance, proving how incredibly underrated he is as an actor. His co-stars are Tatsuya Mihashi as Lieutenant Kuroki and Clint Walker as Captain Bourke. The poignant story is told from the perspective of Kuroki, the ranking Japanese soldier. Mihashi performs brilliantly as a man driven to honor his country, but in his heart carries deep hatred for violence and `admires men's works. not their destruction.' Walker's portrayal as Bourke, an American soldier haunted by his past, is outstanding. Kuroki and Bourke's positions are paralleled throughout the film as they struggle to keep their men under control in the middle of nowhere.

Sinatra was more than one of the film's stars. In a bit of multitasking, he also produced and displayed his directing skills in his only directorial endeavor. It is very apparent that the filmmakers tried extremely hard to display fair portrayals of both sides. For instance, there were three writers, Kikumaru Okuda and Katsuya Susaki, both Japanese, and John Twist, an American.

It was surprising that John Williams, credited as Johnny Williams, composed the musical score for this film. This was a rare opportunity to see just how much is skills have evolved since 1965, which of course is to be expected. While the music was entertaining, it did not reach the caliber of most of his soundtracks from around 1974 and up.

This was an excellent motion picture. It gets all points for writing and acting. The directing was quite good. My only criticism is that some of the action scenes could have been more dynamic. Sinatra apparently decided to use a very straightforward approach with the camerawork. This resulted in somewhat stagnant feel to the battle scenes where a slightly different angle would have made all the difference. This may have been on purpose, as this was not a typical shoot 'em up, drag 'em out war film, but had a much more intelligent story.

7 out of 10

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