Beach Red

Beach Red

Cornel Wilde
 Cast: Cornel Wilde
Cornel Wilde
, Rip Torn
Rip Torn
, Burr de Benning
Burr de Benning
, Patrick Wolfe
Patrick Wolfe


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Cornel Wilde produced, directed, and stars in this sincere, hard-edged look at World War II that doesn't flinch from the horrors of battle. The action takes place during a single American campaign to take an island held by the Japanese. Brief flashbacks to civilian life are the only escape from the gritty, dreary setting. The usual cliché characters are replaced by new ones, such as the captain (Wilde) who loves his wife but hates the war, the sergeant (Rip Torn) who gets sadistic pleasure out of battle, the minister's son (Patrick Wolfe) who keeps remembering the girl he left back home, and the Southern illiterate (Burr DeBenning) who finds a place for himself in the Marines. The screenplay (from a 1945 novel by Peter Bowman) avoids stereotypes yet doesn't make any of these men into fleshed-out characters. Still, the acting is solid and Wilde deserves commendation for taking a harsh, unromanticized look at the Big One, over thirty years before Steven Spielberg did it with Saving Private Ryan.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/05/2021
UPC: 0738329251802
Original Release: 1967
Rating: NR
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Sales rank: 17,972

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cornel Wilde Capt. MacDonald
Rip Torn Sgt. Honeywell
Burr de Benning Egan
Patrick Wolfe Cliff
Jean Wallace Julie MacDonald
Jaime Sanchez Colombo
Genki Koyama Col. Sugiyama
Gene Blakely Goldberg
Fred Galang Lieutenant Domingo
Linda Albertano Tall Girl
Jan Garrison Susie
Dale Ishimoto Capt. Tanaka
Norman Pale Nikato
Dewey Stinger Mouse
Michael Parsons Sgt. Lindstrom
Charles Weaver Actor
John Allen Actor
Bill Dunbar Squad soldier Pvt Bill

Technical Credits
Cornel Wilde Director,Producer
Antonio Buenaventura Score Composer
Cecil Cooney Cinematographer
Derek Cracknell Asst. Director
Clint Johnston Screenwriter
Frank Keller Editor
Jefferson Pascal Screenwriter
Don Peters Screenwriter
Paul Pollard Special Effects
Neville Smallwood Makeup

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