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Beach Red (1967)

 -  Drama | War  -  18 November 1967 (Japan)
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As a US marine unit fight against the defenders of a Japanese held island, both sides are haunted by their own thoughts and memories.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Capt. MacDonald / Narrator
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Sergeant Honeywell
Burr DeBenning ...
Egan
Patrick Wolfe ...
Cliff
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Julie
Jaime Sánchez ...
Colombo (as Jaime Sanchez)
Dale Ishimoto ...
Captain Tanaka
Genki Koyama ...
Colonel Sugiyama
Gene Blakely ...
Goldberg (Combat Cameraman)
Michael Parsons ...
Sergeant Lindstrom
Norman Pak ...
Nakano
Dewey Stringer ...
Mouse
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Lieutenant Domingo
Hiroshi Kiyama ...
Mishio
Michio Hazama ...
Captain Kondo
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American Marines storm ashore on a Japanese-held island and push inland while their enemy plans a counterattack, in this look at warfare. Fighting men on both sides are haunted by memories of home and the horrifying, sickening images they experience in combat. Written by Martin H. Booda <booda@datasync.com>

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"I'm Gonna Bayonet 'Em, Break Their Arms, So They Don't Give Me No More Trouble! That's What We're Here For...To Kill...The Rest Is All Bull!" See more »

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Playa roja  »

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In an interview with the British "Films and Filming" magazine in October 1970, director Cornel Wilde discussed his on-set methodology: "I used to find so often in Hollywood that there was nothing more tedious than waiting around. Many directors used a stereotypical system of master shot, medium shot, over-shoulder shots, and then close-ups, with long pauses in between for cameras and lights to be adjusted. I got to my dressing room to paint or write--anything to keep my mind alive. So now my policy is to keep three camera crews working simultaneously, so that actors can move from one set-up to the next without delay. I get the occasional protest, but it isn't easy for anybody to complain that I'm working them too hard, because they can see that I'm working harder than anybody else myself." See more »

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Title Song
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Excellent "look" at people in war
7 May 2005 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie in 1967 (during Vietnam era). It was very realistic in what it depicted before Spielberg and "Private Ryan". Red Beach depicted both the Japanese and the Americans as having a human side. There were battle scenes and they were bloody but the main emphasis in the movie was the people. Cornel Wilde did an excellent job of showing this humanity mainly through pictures and not much dialogue. Wilde was before his time and was really able to connect with the inner feelings of the screen characters. I recently purchased the DVD of "Red Beach" after so many years and it was well worth the wait. The movie pulls no punches. War is not pretty but this movie attempts to show you the inner thoughts of the individual soldier both the Americans and the Japanese. Wilde hit a grand slam home run with this movie.


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