Sands of Iwo Jima Movie Review 1949

Information and Film Reviews for Sands of Iwo Jima the Movie

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Wayne earned his first Oscar nomination as a tough Marine sergeant, in one of his best roles. He trains a squad of rebellious recruits in New Zealand in 1943. Later they are responsible for the capture of Iwo Jima from the Japanese--one of the most difficult campaigns of the Pacific Theater. Includes striking real war footage.

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Reader's Digest Home Video, Reader's Digest Rd., Pleasantville, NY 10570, Phone: (914)234-9000, Toll-free: 800-304-2807, URL: http://www.readersdigest.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 109 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Adventure Drama, Military: Marines, World War II, Big Battles, Coming of Age, Top Grossing Films of 1949
Screenplay
Harry Brown, James Edward Grant
Cast
John Wayne, Forrest Tucker, John Agar, Richard Jaeckel, Adele Mara, Wally Cassell, James Brown, Richard Webb, Arthur Franz, Julie Bishop, William Murphy, George Tyne, Hal Baylor, John McGuire, Martin Milner, William (Bill) Self, Peter Coe, I. Stanford Jolley, D.M. Shoup, H.P. Crowe, Harold G. Shrier, Rene A. Gagnon, Ira H. Hayes, John H. Bradley
Cinematography
Reggie Lanning
Director
Allan Dwan
Music
Victor Young
Producer
Herbert J. Yates, Edmund Grainger, Republic

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