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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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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)
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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)
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: 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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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
He did it his way, 14 May 2011
Author: Chris. from Australia

Old blue eyes directs and co-stars in this pacific WW2 film with an emphasised anti-war message, where a unit of American soldiers are stranded along with a small contingent of Japanese soldiers on a small island, reluctantly agreeing to co-operate under a temporary truce to overcome challenges they collectively face. Big Clint Walker is the leader, with the tough exterior and soft centre of an egg, who despite a willingness to adapt to the unique circumstances, never loses sight of the overall picture, unlike Sinatra, who is flagrantly defiant in his pacifism.

Three reasons to invest the hour and forty in this film are it's battle scenes, bloody and generally well staged, an unexpected shark attack, and of course, if worship Sinatra, then you get two for the price of one as he co-stars and directs. The scenery is reminiscent of other films of the ilk and era, most notably "PT109", although there's more hand to hand combat present in this picture.

Unfortunately the key aspect of the picture that didn't work for me was the jingoist attempt at pathos, and its predictable conclusion. The sentiment was over-the-top at times, in point of fact, the film's closing line "nobody ever wins" seemed a laboured self-indulgent political commentary that didn't need to be so obvious. Better than John Wayne's "The Green Berets" which espoused similar anti-war themes, but not what I'd consider to be among the better movies depicting war in the pacific (e.g. "Beach Red").

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