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Tarawa Beachhead (1958)

A marine sergeant witnesses a captain kill one of their men at Guadalcanal to cover his own incompetence, and fears he won't be believed because of rank, so finds the captain has gotten him... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
... Sgt. Thomas A. 'Tom' Sloan
... Ruth Nelson Campbell
... Lt. Joel Brady
... Paula Nelson
... Gen. Nathan Keller
... Casey Nelson
Eddie Ryder ... Lt. Lou Gideon
John Baer ... Johnny Campbell
Michael Garth ... Maj. Westerly (as Mike Garth)
Larry Thor ... Col. Kempler
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A marine sergeant witnesses a captain kill one of their men at Guadalcanal to cover his own incompetence, and fears he won't be believed because of rank, so finds the captain has gotten him assigned to his next command plus is cozying up to the family of his victim. Written by Rich Wannen <Wannen@swbell.net>

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2 November 1958 (USA)  »

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Brückenkopf Tarawa  »

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Good acting enhances B-movie war escapade
22 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

A good story, a little tepid, but with a nice twist at the end. Kerwin Matthews (the best Sinbad), Ray Danton (Legs Diamond), and Julie Adams (Creature from the Black Lagoon) don't exactly form a triangle. Matthews gets to display the anger missing from his fantasy roles, Danton makes a complex bad guy, and Adams is gorgeous and sincere, a 50's version of Jennifer Conelly. Screenplay has some good lines (but not enough) by Richard Alan Simmons who wrote Incredible Shrinking Man (but not its story). If you like the actors, worth checking out.


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