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 opening landing sequence in the Steven Spielberg
World War II movie Saving Private Ryan
(1998) are quite similar to those in this film, especially the scenes where an American soldier has his arm blown off and staggers around until he finds it and picks it up. Upon this film's release that scene caused a firestorm of controversy regarding on-screen violence, but by the time "Ryan" came out, its sequence showing that same incident caused little if any comment. See more
Some of the flashback scenes, in particular those featuring Captain MacDonald's wife, Julie, are unrealistic in their depiction of the time period intended - namely early to mid-1940's. In particular, she is seen wearing her hair and mascara in a style that is clearly not of the mid-1940's, and in one scene, is shown wearing a blouse that is clearly of a mid-1960's design. See more
Referenced in Conker: Live and Reloaded
Sung by Jean Wallace
Written by Cornel Wilde
(as Elbey Vid) See more