Wake Island (1942) was a War - Drama Film directed by John Farrow and produced by Joseph Sistrom.
Academy Awards 1942 --- Ceremony Number 15 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Supporting Actor||William Bendix||Nominated|
|Best Director||John Farrow||Nominated|
|Best Writing||W. R. Burnett, Frank Butler||Nominated|
Wake Island (1942)By Beatrice on Aug 30, 2014 From Flickers in Time
Wake Island Directed by John Farrow Written by W. R. Burnett and Frank Butler 1942/USA Paramount Pictures First viewing/Universal Studios DVD Why, if??Wake Island is the first “action” WWII movie, does it feel like such a cliche? ?Maybe this is where these cliches started? The film beg... Read full article
Wake IslandBy Alyson on May 24, 2010 From The Best Picture Project
You know, I enjoy a good old American war film as much as the next guy, but Wake Island does a horrible service to the Alamo of the Pacific.? Today, it just isn’t relevant.? Between it’s style of comedy and chronic battle scenes it’s likely to just annoy a 21st century audience.... Read full article
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Pvt. Joe Doyle: You oughta look like a zebra.
Maj. Geoffrey Caton: Boys, the honeymoon's over. From now on you're marines.
Pvt. Aloysius K. 'Smacksie' Randall: [Dressed in civilian clothes] World, her I cpme!
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The end of the movie shows the soldiers fighting to the bitter end but in real life the soldiers surrendered after surviving the first wave of the Japanese attack.
Robert Sklar in his book 'Movie-Made America: A Cultural History of American Movies' states that this movie was the " . . . first of many to dramatize American war heroics for the home front."
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