|Fighter Squadron 1948 N/R, 96 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action
Director: Raoul Walsh
Cast: Edmond O'Brien, Robert Stack, John Rodney, Tom D'Andrea, Henry Hull, Rock Hudson, James Holden, Walter Reed, Shepperd Strudwick, Arthur Space, Jack Larson, Bill McLean, Mickey McCardle, John McGuire, Frank Marlowe
Major Ed Hardin (Edmond O'Brien) is a World War II fighter pilot who leads his group of daring men on their missions in the European theater. The film marks Rock Hudson's film debut.
|The Sands of Iwo Jima 1949 N/R, 100 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama
Director: Allan Dwan
Cast: John Wayne, Adele Mara, Forrest Tucker, John Agar, Arthur Franz, Richard Jaeckel, Julie Bishop, Wally Cassell, James Brown, Richard Webb, James Holden, Peter Coe, William Murphy, George Tyne, Hal Baylor
In this prototype of World War II movies, Sergeant Stryker (John Wayne) epitomizes the "Semper Fi" attitude of the U.S. Marine Corps. Stryker trains his men to prepare them for the rigors of battle, and, in the process, he earns their respect and devotion. Technical direction from the U.S. Marine Corps perspective was provided by Lt. Col. Merlyn D. Holmes, U.S.M.C. who participated in many Allied assaults during World War II. Wayne was nominated for an Oscar.
|1. Fighter Squadron (1948)|
2. The Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)
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