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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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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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Jake Holman: [Holman enters the engine room after boarding the San Pablo. He looks around the room, smiles and places his hand on the machinery] Hello, Engine; I'm Jake Holman.


Captain Collins: Pray for an early spring... or permission to open fire.


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


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Pat Boone badly wanted the lead role. He says he believes he didn't get it because director Robert Wise wanted a "real actor" instead of a singer-turned-actor.
When original composer Alex North fell ill, 20th Century Fox exercised their right to pull their contract composer Jerry Goldsmith from another studio's assignment- MGM's Grand Prix.
Robert Wise's first choice to play Jake Holman was Paul Newman.
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