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Beach Red

Beach Red

Cornel Wilde (1967)

99min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Former beefcake star Cornel Wilde, best remembered for The Greatest Show on Earth and his role as Chopin in A Song to Remember, became a maverick director to reckon with in later life, producing self-starring vehicles, invariably also featuring his wife, Jean Wallace, as co-star. This ferocious Pacific war opus is one of his better efforts, an uncompromising movie with minimal narrative, adapted from a wartime novel written in 1945. The film's editing, by Bullitt's Frank P Keller, is stunning, and was rightly Oscar-nominated, and the depiction of war's savagery is truly remarkable: no one who has seen this film will ever forget the shot of the soldier leaving his arm behind on the beach.

Summary

American Marines led by a humane captain and his cynical second-in-command fight to liberate a Pacific island held by Japanese forces during the Second World War. As the men face the horrors of the conflict, they reflect on the lives and families they have left behind. Drama, directed by and starring Cornel Wilde. With Rip Torn, Burr de Benning and Jean Wallace.

Cast & Crew

Captain MacDonald Cornel Wilde
Sergeant Honeywell Rip Torn
Mouse Dewey Stinger III
Cliff Patrick Wolfe
Egan Burr DeBenning
Julie MacDonald Jean Wallace
Girl in Baltimore Linda Albertano
Susie Jan Garrison
Goldberg Gene Blakely
Colonel Sugiyama Genki Koyama
Lieutenant Domingo Fred Galang
Captain Tanaka Dale Ishimoto
Sergeant Lindstrom Michael Parsons
Colombo Jaime Sanchez
Nikato Norman Pale
Captain Konito Michio Hazama
Sugiyama's wife Masako Ohtsuki
Director Cornel Wilde
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: Edited for violence and swearing. Available on: Available on video

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