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.
Sgt. Stryker: Life is tough, but it's tougher if you're stupid.
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.
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he New York Times reported that location filming was at Camp Del March, El Toro Marine Air Station and Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, all in southern California.
A made-for-television documentary about the making of this movie was made forty-four years after this movie was made, entitled The Making of 'Sands of Iwo Jima'. It featured interviews with still living cast members.
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