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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Sgt. Stryker: Life is tough, but it's tougher if you're stupid.
Pfc. Al Thomas: That's war.
Pfc. Charlie Bass: What's war?
Pfc. Al Thomas: Trading real estate for men.
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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."
In one scene, combat veteran Sgt. Stryker (John Wayne) instructs bumbling recruit Pvt. Choynski (Hal Baylor) on the correct way to march and hold a rifle. In real life Baylor was an ex-Marine who fought in the battles of Saipan and Tinian in WW II; Wayne had never served in the military.
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