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The Naked and the Dead (6-Aug-1958)

Director: Raoul Walsh

Writers: Denis Sanders; Terry Sanders

From novel: The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer

Music by: Bernard Herrmann

Producer: Paul Gregory

Keywords: Drama, WWII

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
James Best
26-Jul-1926   Roscoe P. Coltrane on Dukes
Joey Bishop
3-Feb-1918 17-Oct-2007 Rat Pack member
William Campbell
30-Oct-1923 28-Apr-2011 Dementia 13
Richard Jaeckel
10-Oct-1926 14-Jun-1997 Sometimes a Great Notion
L. Q. Jones
19-Aug-1927   Battle Cry
Raymond Massey
30-Aug-1896 29-Jul-1983 Things to Come
Barbara Nichols
30-Dec-1929 5-Oct-1976 Sweet Smell of Success
Jerry Paris
25-Jul-1925 31-Mar-1986 Jerry Helper on The Dick Van Dyke Show
Aldo Ray
25-Sep-1926 27-Mar-1991 The Green Berets
Cliff Robertson
9-Sep-1923 10-Sep-2011 Uncle Ben in Spider-Man
Max Showalter
2-Jun-1917 30-Jul-2000 Niagara


Aldo Ray   ...   Sgt. Sam Croft
Cliff Robertson   ...   Lt. Robert Hearn
Raymond Massey   ...   Gen. Cummings
Lili St. Cyr   ...   Willa Mae, aka Lily
Barbara Nichols   ...   Mildred Croft
William Campbell   ...   Brown
Richard Jaeckel   ...   Gallagher
James Best   ...   Ridges
Joey Bishop   ...   Roth
Jerry Paris   ...   Goldstein
Robert Gist   ...   Red
L. Q. Jones   ...   Wilson
Max Showalter   ...   Col. Dalleson
John Berardino   ...   Mantelli
Edward McNally   ...   Conn
Greg Roman   ...   Minetta


Review by jamey moore (posted on 2-Oct-2007)

Great adult war film. Aldo Ray gives a wonderful performance as the man you love to hate. There is no sadness felt for the character when he is killed near the end. Early Cliff Robertson film before PT 109. Shot in Panama in the late 50's. Guess because it looks so tropical and could double for the south pacific. I think Warner Bros. produced the film although there is no reference to it in the credits. It had all the great Warner sound effects. Another production company could have bought it from Warner Bros. but left it in tack sound effects and all. Over all a great cast and film but, unfortunately, an underated one. Jamey Moore

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