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


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


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


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Before the film premiered in New York City Twentieth Century-Fox set up a publicity tour for Steve McQueen to promote it. McQueen made rare TV appearances on the Toast of the Town (aka "The Ed Sullivan Show"), What's My Line? and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
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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