Pride of the Marines (7-Aug-1945)|
Director: Delmer Daves
Writers: Albert Maltz; Marvin Borowsky
Based on a book by: Roger Butterfield
Music by: Franz Waxman
Producer: Jerry Wald
Keywords: Drama, WWII, Blindness
A war hero blinded by a hand grenade at Guadalcanal must undergo painful adjustments upon his return to life as a civilian. Gritty, realistic portrayal of battle in the early part of the film was cutting edge in 1945 and is still good today. John Garfield trained for his role by wearing a blindfold for extended periods.
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Review by R. Fousto (posted on 18-May-2009)
The night battle at Tenaru River is one of the most haunting sequences in all of horror filming, war or otherwise -- made more so having been true in its detail and accuracy. Just imagine, being there with those guys. Brilliantly filmed, unforgettable sequence. The rest of the film is OK.
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