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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Maj. Geoffrey Caton: Boys, the honeymoon's over. From now on you're marines.
Pvt. Aloysius K. 'Smacksie' Randall: The dumber those guys get, the more stripes you get.
Pvt. Joe Doyle: You oughta look like a zebra.
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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onOctober 26, 1942 with Brian Donlevy and Robert Preston reprising their film roles.
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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