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)
|Best Actor||Steve McQueen||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||Mako||Nominated|
|Best Art Direction||Art Direction: Boris Leven; Set Decoration: Walter M. Scott, John Sturtevant, William Kiernan||Nominated|
|Best Cinematography||Joseph MacDonald||Nominated|
|Best Film Editing||William Reynolds||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Jerry Goldsmith||Nominated|
|Best Picture||Robert Wise, Producer||Nominated|
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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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Steve McQueen gave writer Robert Anderson such a hard time, that Anderson left the project after McQueen was cast. Years earlier, McQueen was not cast in a play by Anderson and McQueen never forgave him.
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.
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