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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: [Holman enters the engine room after boarding the San Pablo. He looks around the room, smiles and places his hand on the machinery] Hello, Engine; I'm Jake Holman.


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


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Emmanuelle Arsan, who plays Maily, is the very Emmanuelle who inspired the book and film Emmanuelle, as well as the subsequent Emmanuelle films.
Steve McQueen got his only nomination for an Academy Award (Best Actor) for this film.
The steam engine was located in California and renovated for the film. The whole engine room was built around it, on a sound stage.
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