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Release Date:
18 November 1967 (Japan) See more »
It's Him Or You Baby! See more »
As a US marine unit fight against the defenders of a Japanese held island, both sides are haunted by their own thoughts and memories. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 nomination See more »
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Masterpiece See more (45 total) »


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Cornel Wilde ... Capt. MacDonald / Narrator

Rip Torn ... Sergeant Honeywell
Burr DeBenning ... Egan
Patrick Wolfe ... Cliff

Jean Wallace ... Julie
Jaime Sánchez ... Colombo (as Jaime Sanchez)
Dale Ishimoto ... Captain Tanaka
Genki Koyama ... Colonel Sugiyama
Gene Blakely ... Goldberg (Combat Cameraman)
Michael Parsons ... Sergeant Lindstrom
Norman Pak ... Nakano
Dewey Stringer ... Mouse
Fred Galang ... Lieutenant Domingo
Hiroshi Kiyama ... Mishio
Michio Hazama ... Captain Kondo
Linda Albertano ... Tall Girl
Masako Ohtsuki ... Colonel's Wife
Jan Garrison ... Susie
George Bayot ... Marine
Ed Finlan ... Marine
Mike McMichael ... Marine
Phil Beinke ... Marine
Rod Mier ... Marine
Pat Whitlock ... Marine
Charles Weaver ... Pvt. Weaver
John Allen ... Marine
Bill Dunbar ... Pvt. Bill
Ernie Holt ... Marine
Dennis Ullman ... Pvt. Ullman
Jun Bona ... Japanese Soldier
Kiyoma Takezawa ... Japanese Soldier
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Harry Weston ... Marine Throwing Up (uncredited)

Directed by
Cornel Wilde 
Writing credits
Clint Johnston (screenplay) &
Don Peters (screenplay) (as Donald A. Peters) and
Cornel Wilde (screenplay) (as Jefferson Pascal)

Peter Bowman (novel)

Produced by
Cornel Wilde .... producer
Cinematography by
Cecil Cooney (director of photography) (as Cecil R. Cooney)
Film Editing by
Frank P. Keller 
Casting by
Marvin Paige 
Art Direction by
Francisco Balangue 
Makeup Department
Neville Smallwood .... makeup artist
Ricardo Villamin .... assistant makeup
Production Management
Harry F. Hogan .... production supervisor
Vicente Nayve .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Derek Cracknell .... assistant director
Francisco MacLong .... assistant director: Philippine (as Francisco Maclang)
Art Department
Michael W. Green .... title backgrounds
Donald B. Nunley .... property master (as Don Nunley)
Takashi Tanaka .... title backgrounds
Eduardo Urbano .... assistant property master
Sound Department
Howard Beals .... sound effects editing
James Chapman .... sound
John Wilkinson .... dubbing supervisor
Michael A. Hoey .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Santos Hilario .... assistant special effects
A. Paul Pollard .... special effects (as Paul Pollard)
Camera and Electrical Department
Derek V. Browne .... camera operator (as Derek Browne)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vicente Cabrera .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Roland Ryan .... assistant editor
Music Department
Antonino Buenaventura .... music: based on title theme arranged by (as Colonel Antonio Buenaventura P.C. Ret.)
Antonino Buenaventura .... music: based on title theme conducted by (as Colonel Antonio Buenaventura P.C. Ret.)
Paul Haggar .... music editing
John C. Hammell .... music editing (as John Hamell)
Marty Paich .... special arrangements
Honorata Pedro .... conductor: The Philippine Constabulary Band (as Captain Honorata Pedro P.C.)
Other crew
James C. Murray .... technical adviser (as Colonel James C. Murray)
Phyllis Townshend .... continuity
Crew believed to be complete

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105 min
Color (archive footage) | Color
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Australia:SOA (original rating) | Canada:R (Nova Scotia) | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:18 (orginal rating) | Norway:16 | Singapore:NC-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:12 (video rating) (1997) | USA:Approved (Suggested for Mature Audiences) | USA:GP (1971)
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Did You Know?

Several characters are shown carrying M1 carbines incorrectly fitted with bayonets. When the M1 carbine was introduced in WW2 it was intended to serve as a small, light rifle for rear area and support troops whose duties didn't require them to carry a full-sized battle rifle (usually the longer and heavier Garand). Consequently, they were not equipped with a barrel lug necessary for mounting a bayonet. A version of the M1 carbine capable of mounting a bayonet wasn't introduced until the Korean War.See more »
Anachronisms: The American tanks are portrayed by M41 Walker Bulldogs, which were not developed until after the war.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Conker: Live and Reloaded (2005) (VG)See more »
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29 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Masterpiece, 2 April 2001
Author: amolad from Los Angeles, Calif.

This masterful, beautiful picture by the underknown and underrated Cornel Wilde is a haunting look at the combat experience. Depending on one's point of view, Terrence Malick either paid tribute to it or blatantly copied it in THE THIN RED LINE (1998). The movies are amazingly similar in the way they use flashbacks and voiceover narration (as characters' thoughts spoken aloud) to immerse the audience in the characters as they fight. I love both movies -- Malick's has things going for it that Wilde's doesn't, such as a physical beauty and a superb score -- but BEACH RED is in some ways the more powerful of the two. It's even more immediate. The voiceovers are less forced and don't really go into the philosophizing that the voiceovers in THIN RED LINE do. The effect is to keep the audience more focused on the combat itself. In short, BEACH RED is more emotional (whereas THIN RED LINE is emotional AND philosophical/metaphorical).

The way this movie opens with 30 minutes of pure combat on a beach is also similar to SAVING PRIVATE RYAN. In fact, BEACH RED is something of a combination of that movie and THIN RED LINE. Spielberg and Malick surely must both have studied this picture carefully. The last 5 minutes of BEACH RED comprise one of the most haunting and powerful statements on combat I have ever seen. This is a movie that will leave you thinking for a long time.

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