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The Sand Pebbles (1966) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Robert Wise and produced by Robert Wise and Charles H. Maguire.

Academy Awards 1966 --- Ceremony Number 39 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorSteve McQueenNominated
Best Supporting ActorMakoNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Boris Leven; Set Decoration: Walter M. Scott, John Sturtevant, William KiernanNominated
Best CinematographyJoseph MacDonaldNominated
Best Film EditingWilliam ReynoldsNominated
Best Music - ScoringJerry GoldsmithNominated
Best PictureRobert Wise, ProducerNominated
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The Sand Pebbles

By Alyson on May 31, 2010 From The Best Picture Project

For Jake Holman, nothing really works out, no matter how hard he tries.? He’s the newest crew member on the San Pablo, nicknamed by the crew as The Sand Pebbles, patrolling the interior of China in 1926.? Holman is used to being head engineer and working hard to keep the engine running as ... Read full article


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Captain Collins: Holman, I'll have you shot as a mutineer!
Jake Holman: Well shoot something!


Jake Holman: I was home. What happened? What the hell happened?


Jake Holman: I was home. What happened? What the hell happened?


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The steam engine was located in California and renovated for the film. The whole engine room was built around it, on a sound stage.
The engine used during the filming is now on display aboard the S.S. Lane Victory, an original WWII Victory ship currently on display at the Port of Los Angeles, next to the cruise ship lines. The engine is located below deck in a forward cargo hold. The S.S. Lane Victory is the only operational Victory Ship in the World in its original configuration and makes summer cruises from San Pedro to Catalina, complete with a staged aerial attack en route featuring the AT-6 Texans of the famed Condor Squadron of Van Nuys, California.
Director Robert Wise was so proud of this film that he held yearly parties with surviving cast members to celebrate it.
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