Guadalcanal Diary

Guadalcanal Diary

Director: Lewis Seiler Cast: Preston S. Foster, Lloyd Nolan, William Bendix
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Guadalcanal Diary

20th Century-Fox's 1943 filmization of Richard Tregaskis' best-selling book Guadalcanal Diary does full justice to the spare, lean prose of Tregaskis' eyewitness account. The incidents in the "diary" are tied together by an off-screen narrator into a cohesive storyline. The principal characters in this wartime chronicle are marine sergeant Lloyd Nolan, chaplain Preston S. Foster, Mexican enlistee Anthony Quinn, and a Dodgers-lovin' Brooklynite, played by William Bendix.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/21/2017
UPC: 0024543315537
Original Release: 1943
Rating: NR
Source: Fox Mod
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:34:00
Sales rank: 7,925

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Preston S. Foster Father Donnelly
Lloyd Nolan Sgt. Hook Malone
William Bendix Taxi Potts
Richard Conte Capt. Davis
Anthony Quinn Jesus "Soose" Alvarez
Richard Jaeckel Pvt. Johnny Anderson, ("Chicken")
Roy Roberts Capt. Cross
Minor Watson Col. Grayson
Ralph Byrd Ned Rowman
Lionel Stander Butch
Reed Hadley Correspondent
John Archer Lt. Thurmond
Eddie Acuff Tex McIlvoy
Harry Carter Dispatch Officer
Robert Rose Sammy Kline
Jack Luden Major
Louis Hart Lieutenant
Miles Mander Weatherby
Selmar Jackson Col. Thompson
Warren Ashe Col. Morton
Walter Fenner Col. Roper
Larry Thompson Chaplain
Martin Black Marine
Charles Lang Marine
George Holmes Marine
Russell Hoyt Marine
Tom Dawson Captain
Paul Fung Japanese Prisoner
Allen Jung Japanese Officer

Technical Credits
Lewis Seiler Director
Fred Allen Editor
Islin Auster Associate Producer
James Basevi Art Director
David Buttolph Score Composer
Jerry Cady Screenwriter
Charles G. Clarke Cinematographer
Bryan Foy Producer
Leland Fuller Art Director
Harry M. Leonard Sound/Sound Designer
Thomas K. Little Set Decoration/Design
Emil Newman Musical Direction/Supervision
Fred J. Rode Set Decoration/Design
Fred Sersen Special Effects
Lamar Trotti Screenwriter

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Guadalcanal Diary 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Gpknives More than 1 year ago
A great movie and historically correct about the U. S. Marines in the earliest days of WWII.
JCarter More than 1 year ago
Richard Tregaskis was a correspondent during world war II who from his dispatches back to the United States from Guadalcanal told the story of America's first offensive of the war. He compiled his dispatches and published a book called Guadalcanal Diary. For years people in the states had seen films depicting the Nazis, but little was said about the practices of the Japanese in war. This film showed America what kind of enemy they were fighting. The cast is good and appropriate for the film. Anthony Quinn and Lloyd Nolan being the most notable. For those who know little about the battle it would probably be good to read something about it before seeing the film or otherwise you may wonder what is going on.