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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Robert Wise's first choice to play Jake Holman was Paul Newman.
During filming on the USS Texas at the San Jacinto Battleground outside Houston, Texas, Steve McQueen sent waves of fear (and consternation) through director Robert Wise when an old friend brought his Triumph motorcycle out to him - McQueen jumped on the motorcycle and roared off, not returning for almost an hour.
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