Sands of Iwo Jima (1949) was a Action - Drama Film directed by Allan Dwan and produced by Edmund Grainger.
Academy Awards 1949 --- Ceremony Number 22 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actor||John Wayne||Nominated|
|Best Film Editing||Richard L. Van Enger||Nominated|
|Best Writing||Harry Brown||Nominated|
Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)By Beatrice on May 31, 2015 From Flickers in Time
Sands of Iwo Jima Directed by Allan Dwan Written by Harry Brown and James Edward Grant, story by Brown 1949/USA Republic Pictures First viewing/Netflix rental This contains all the WWII war movie cliches rolled into one. ?John Wayne fans won’t want to miss it though. Sgt. John M. Stryker ... Read full article
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Pfc. Charlie Bass: What's war?
Pfc. Al Thomas: Trading real estate for men.
Pfc. Al Thomas: You know, my natural dislike for you is turning into a great hatred, Bass.
Sgt. Stryker: You gotta learn right and you gotta learn fast. And any man that doesn't want to cooperate, I'll make him wish he had never been born.
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This movie's credits state the following historical note: "The first American flag was raised on Mount Suribachi by the late Sgt. Ernest I. Thomas, Jr., U.S.M.C. on the morning of February 23, 1945."
Special effects work on this movie included lampblack and oil covered sand to look like the volcanic ash of a Pacific island as well as gun emplacements, palm trees, and pillboxes all made of plaster.
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