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Sands of Iwo Jima, The (1949)
Rating:
Starring: John Agar, Adele Mara, Forrest Tucker, John Wayne
Director: Allan Dwan
Category: Classic, Drama
Studio: Republic Pictures
Subtitles:
Spanish, French
Length:
109 mins

 
 

 

Marine Corps Sergeant John M. Stryker is a tough guy with an even tougher job--turn a platoon of raw recruits into a combat-ready fighting machine.He pushes them mentally and physically to their limits--with discipline, hard work, and sometimes with his fists--and they hate him for it, especially Pfc. Conway (John Agar), the son of Stryker's former CO.Soon Stryker's lessons and their courage are put to the test in a costly skimish, but the worst is yet to come in one of World War II's fiercest battles, the taking of Iwo Jima.Actual combat footage and the famous flag-raising scene on Mt. Suribachi highlight this gripping human drama of heroism and conquest.

 
 
   
   

 
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