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|
From the Archives: The Sands of Iwo Jima ( 1949 )By The Metzinger Sisters on Feb 13, 2020 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers
John Agar and Adele Mara enjoy a posed smooch for the photographer for this publicity photo from the war drama The Sands of Iwo Jima ( 1949 ). The publicity department was trying to promote the romantic story angle of the film. Adele Mara, born Adelaida Delgado, was a popular pin-up gal of the 1940s... Read full article
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. Charlie Bass: Don't do it. Just this once, don't do it.
Sgt. Stryker: Don't do what?
Pfc. Charlie Bass: Don't get blind, staggerin' stinkin' falling down drunk.
Sgt. Stryker: Charlie, nobody sets out to get blind, staggerin' stinkin' falling down drunk.
Pfc. Charlie Bass: Yeah, some people do.
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 film recreates the famous Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima scene as known famously from an historic photograph which was taken on the 23rd February, 1945, by Joe Rosenthal. The three surviving flag raisers make a cameo appearance during this scene in the film. These three men who were part of the flag raising (made famous by the photograph Joe Rosenthal had taken) and survived the battle for Iwo Jima, appear in this scene only. Rene A. Gagnon, Ira H. Hayes and John H. Bradley are seen with with John Wayne as he instructs them to hoist the flag (Wayne gives the folded flag to Gagnon). The flag used to recreate the incident is the actual flag that was raised on Mount Suribachi on February 23, 1945. It was loaned to the movie by the US Marine Corps Museum in Quantico, Virginia. (Other films which would later depict the flag-raising on Iwo Jima include The Outsider and Flags of Our Fathers.)
This film was so coveted by the USMC that it was required viewing to all recruits during basic training into the early 80's.
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