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|
The Sand PebblesBy 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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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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