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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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Director Robert Wise and star Steve McQueen were both born in Indiana.
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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