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 <email@example.com>
It waves no flags and beats no drums. It just pulls the pin on a grenade and throws it - Catch!
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Did You Know?
The U.S. Marine Corps could only provide color stock footage from the Pacific Island campaigns for this movie due to a lack of resources available due to the Vietnam War. This stock footage had deteriorated and as such a considerable amount of resources from this movie's budget had to be directed towards its film restoration i.e. towards making the stock footage adequately match the film. See more
The Japanese have changed their uniforms to that of the Marines in order trick the Americans. When they are being strafed and bombed by American aircraft, there is a shot of 40 Japanese being shot. When they fall you can see that the extras in the back ground are wearing blue jeans and sneakers. See more
Referenced in Conker: Live and Reloaded
Sung by Jean Wallace
Written by Cornel Wilde
(as Elbey Vid) See more