Sands of Iwo Jima

Sands of Iwo Jima

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Director: Allan Dwan, John Wayne, John Agar, Adele Mara

Cast: Allan Dwan, John Wayne, John Agar, Adele Mara

     
 

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From director Allan Dwan, Sands of Iwo Jima is a drama set during the Second World War and follows John Stryker (John Wayne), a relentlessly tough Marine sergeant as he trains a squad of naïve, rebellious recruits at a New Zealand military station in 1943. Recently left by his wife, Stryker has become exceedingly bitter and tough, leading his contemporaries to

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From director Allan Dwan, Sands of Iwo Jima is a drama set during the Second World War and follows John Stryker (John Wayne), a relentlessly tough Marine sergeant as he trains a squad of naïve, rebellious recruits at a New Zealand military station in 1943. Recently left by his wife, Stryker has become exceedingly bitter and tough, leading his contemporaries to question his behavior and his men to dislike him for his harsh training methods. The wisdom of Stryker's ways, however, is demonstrated when they fight in the legendary battle of Iwo Jima. Using footage of real WWII battles, the Sands of Iwo Jima features John Wayne's first Academy Award-nominated performance, though Broderick Crawford ultimately won the 1950 Best Actor prize.

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The Sands of Iwo Jima is one of the most popular, entertaining World War II pictures ever made. The venerable director Allan Dwan impressively juggles combat footage from World War II with a surprise finale and the time-tested scenario of the hardened vet (John Wayne) molding his naive young troops. Dwan had worked as a director since the birth of the industry; though his output since the development of talkies had been spotty, Sands received a strong response from audiences, and became his biggest hit since 1922's Robin Hood. Wayne's solid, Oscar-nominated performance no doubt had much to do with the film's success.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/11/2014
UPC:
0887090081900
Original Release:
1949
Rating:
NR
Source:
Olive Films
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[B&W]
Time:
1:49:00
Sales rank:
7,378

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Wayne Sgt. John M. Stryker
John Agar Pfc. Peter Conway
Adele Mara Allison Bromley
Forrest Tucker Pfc. Al Thomas
Wally Cassell Pfc. Benny Regazzi
Arthur Franz Cpl. Robert Dunne
Julie Bishop Mary
James Brown Pfc. Charlie Bass
Richard Webb Private First Class Dan Shipley
James Holden Pfc. Soames
Peter Coe Private First Class Georgie
Richard Jaeckel Pfc. Frank Flynn
Bill Murphy Pfc. Eddie Flynn
George Tyne Pfc. Harris
Hal Fieberling Pvt. "Ski" Choynski
John McGuire Capt.Joyce
Martin Milner Pvt. Mike McHugh
Leonard Gumley Pvt. Sid Stein
Bill Self Pvt. L.D. Fowler, Jr.
H. Hayes Bradley Actor
David Clarke Wounded Marine
H.P. Crowe Himself
Bruce Edwards Marine
Dorothy Ford Tall Girl
I. Stanford Jolley Forrestal
Dick Jones Scared Marine
Harold G. Schrier Himself
D.M. Shoup Himself
Three Living Survivors of the Fla g Raising: Pfc. Rene A. Gagnon Pfc.
Dick Wessel Grenade Instructor
John Whitney Lt. Thompson
Don Haggerty Colonel
Gil Herman Marine

Technical Credits
Allan Dwan Director
Harry Brown Screenwriter
Edmund Grainger Associate Producer
James Edward Grant Screenwriter
Reggie Lanning Cinematographer
James Sullivan Art Director
Richard Van Enger Editor
Victor Young Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Sands of Iwo Jima
1. Opening Titles
2. Liberty
3. Bayonet
4. Tarawa
5. Secure
6. Honolulu
7. Iwo Jima
8. Suribachi

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