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
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It's Him Or You Baby!
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Did You Know?
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
Pvt. Cliff early in the film is seen using a Thompson sub-machine gun. Later, on the patrol, he carries am M-1 carbine. Marines do not simply change weapons. See more
Referenced in Conker: Live and Reloaded
Sung by Jean Wallace
Written by Cornel Wilde
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