Sands of Iwo Jima
Sands of Iwo Jima is a 1949 war film starring John Wayne that follows a group of United States Marines from training to the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II. The film, which also features John Agar, Adele Mara and Forrest Tucker, was written by Harry Brown and James Edward Grant, and directed by Allan Dwan. The picture was a Republic Pictures production.
Corporal Robert Dunne recounts the story of tough-as-nails career Marine Sergeant John Stryker. Initially he is greatly disliked by the men of his squad, particularly the combat replacements, for the rigorous training he puts them through. He is especially despised by PFC Peter "Pete" Conway, the arrogant, college-educated son of Colonel Sam Conway (whom Stryker served under until the Colonel's death on Guadalcanal, and admired), and PFC Al Thomas who blames Stryker for his demotion.
|author||Harry Brown James Edward Grant|
|editor||Richard L. Van Enger|
|events||Pacific War World War II|
|keywords||baby boy bargirl battle of iwo jima battle of tarawa corporal dereliction dereliction of duty fight flag raising flag raising on iwo jima hand grenade honolulu invasion of tarawa iwo jima japanese soldier judo kill mount suribachi new baby new zealand on the beach pass pillbox private first class raising the flag on iwo jima read sergeant serve shore patrol spider hole survive teach training exercise unfinished want wound|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Actor Academy Award for Best Film Editing Academy Award for Best Sound Academy Award for Best Story|