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?
The sequence in which Japanese troops tried to fool the US Marines by wearing their uniforms was taken directly from the source novel. It includes a passage where the Japanese wore American helmets while attempting to penetrate the Marine positions in order to make them think they were fellow Marines. 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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