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Sands of Iwo Jima (14-Dec-1949)

Director: Allan Dwan

Writers: Harry Brown; James Edward Grant

Keywords: Action/Adventure, WWII, Pacific Theater

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
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Martin Milner
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Forrest Tucker
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John Wayne
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Richard Webb
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Review by anonymous (posted on 6-Nov-2006)

I have seen this movie so many times I think I know all the diaglogue... I first saw this movie around 1950 in a little theatre in Enid, Ok. when I was 11, as to the movie yeah some of the chatter is very wooden but most movies of the time were. what makes the movie is its intensity and patriotism still prevalent so close the the wars end....and what was cool was the acutual using of some of the real GI,s that were there Hayes, Gagnon. its one of the many feel good movies bout ww2,but I think The Wings of Eagles was a much better movie for wayne than Iwo Jima...... e

Review by Kenneth Carroll (posted on 28-May-2005)

The best war film John Wayne ever made. It makes you want to go out and enlist in the Marines right now. He should have won an Academy award for his portrayal of Sgt Striker. The dialogue seems a little hokey, and the supporting characters are sterotypes from the forties, but hey, it was the forties! It is nice to watch a movie like this from a time when Hollywood actually made patriotic films.

Review by james b king (posted on 10-Oct-2005)

I have seen the Sands dozens of times. I watched it with my father in the early 60's. Dad loved Wayne's movies. It is very touching, right to the heart and to the red white and blue. It also has hidden the words of General Patton that every American loves to fight but hates to lose. John Wayne brought that to the screen in all his movies whomever directed them. Billie Wilder made good movies with Wayne, but it is the man and what he told us, showed us, and believe in that makes us today better for having him around. God Bless America and God Bless J Wayne and J Ford where ever they are together. jim king

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