Wake Island Movie Review 1942

Information and Film Reviews for Wake Island the Movie

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After Pearl Harbor, a small group of Marines face the onslaught of the Japanese fleet on a small Pacific Island. Although doomed, they hold their ground for 16 days. Exciting, realistic, and moving. The first film to capitalize on early "last stands" of WWII; also among the most popular war movies. Shown to soldiers in training camps with great morale-raising success.

Distribution

Time-Life Video and Television, 1450 Palmyra Ave., Richmond, VA 23227-4420, Phone: (804)266-6330, Toll-free: 800-950-7887, Fax: (757)427-7905

Available on VHS
Running time 88 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Adventure Drama, World War II, Asia, Pacific Islands
Screenplay
W.R. Burnett, Frank Butler
Cast
Robert Preston, Brian Donlevy, William Bendix, MacDonald Carey, Albert Dekker, Walter Abel, Rod Cameron, Barbara Britton, Mikhail Rasumny, Bill Goodwin, Damian O'Flynn, Frank Albertson, Hugh Beaumont, Hillary Brooke, James Brown, Don Castle, Frank Faylen, Mary Field, William Forrest, Alan Hale, Charles Trowbridge, Philip Van Zandt, Phillip Terry
Cinematography
William Mellor, Theodor Sparkuhl
Director
John Farrow
Music
David Buttolph
Other
Francis E. Merce
Producer
Joseph Sistrom, Paramount Pictures

Awards

N.Y. Film Critics 1942: Director (Farrow).

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