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?
Director Cornel Wilde
explained his editing process in an interview with the British publication "'Films and Filming" in October 1970: "I think that a cut from one scene to another should have an impact, should carry you from a certain degree of involvement and excitement to something else without letting you down . . . I really think that a good deal of happenstance editing still goes on, and part of my style is that I like to feel there is a reason and impact to every frame of film. Nothing should be wasted." 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