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The Sullivans (3-Feb-1944)

Director: Lloyd Bacon

Writers: Edward Doherty; Mary C. McCall, Jr.; Jules Schermer

Keywords: Drama

Five brothers of an Iowa family join the Navy after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, under the condition they be allowed to serve together. Assigned to the light cruiser U.S.S. Juneau, all five perish as the ship sinks during the Battle of Guadalcanal. Based on real events. After the war, the military adopted a "Sole Survivor Policy" to prevent such situations. Memorable and effective film. Received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Story.

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