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Release Date:
18 November 1967 (Japan) See more »
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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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Where'd This Come From? See more (47 total) »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

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?

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 »
Anachronisms: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Conker: Live and Reloaded (2005) (VG)See more »
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28 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Where'd This Come From?, 6 August 2003
Author: askroll-1 from New York State

I can't imagine this movie escaping my notice, as I'm something of a war-movie buff but this was a new one to me. First of all, the violence is shocking. This movie does not conform to what Paul Fussell (A WWII veteran) has described as Hollywood's sanitizing of combat. Men's limbs come off. People bleed out after getting stabbed. You are made to care for the soldiers on both sides. You witness seppuku (ritual disembowelment). It's an utterly unorthodox take on Pacific-island combat, replete with unbelievably accurate on-screen ordnance. Flamethrowers, mortars, chattering water-cooled guns. It's harrowing and deeply touching, reminding the viewer how wasteful but ultimately necessary it may be to kill fanatics. Awesome. The flashback scenes are weird; the lock-down focus zooms are quite strange but somehow appropriate. The combat footage is indistinguishable from actual War Department stuff. Indeed, a cameraman plays a key roll. The fact that there is a not a sanitized ending merely strengthens this movie, in my opinion. Being a US Marine has never been easy, I would guess. But taking an island defended by soldiers who would die to a man is even tougher. It humanizes the war; puts a face on it. Then part of that face is blown off. I've never seen anything like it. It's more "Band of Brothers" than "Saving Private Ryan" and, given the context of 1967, even more amazing. A must-see.

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