Sternberg (The Saga of Anatahan) has the Japanese position, the Americans are added.
The ferocity of the Pacific war is indicated.
Hell in the Pacific (dir. John Boorman) simplifies the equation.
Sinatra remembers the initial patrol from Never So Few (dir. John Sturges).
Rod Serling has the reversibility of the situation abundantly displayed in “A Quality of Mercy” (dir. Buzz Kulik) for The Twilight Zone.
No bones about it, unfurl a red sun flag over U.S. Marines and the U.S. Navy shells them, question of dictates under the circumstances and a great Jap trick.
For the madness and destruction of war, also the tediousness, there are few comparisons.
A truce hors de combat is not unknown in Combat!, even The Rat Patrol.
“I was a staff writer for various periodicals. Can’t break the habit,” hence this history in a void.
Psychology of the opposing commands, virginal, ideal.
Question of a radio transmitter, resumption of hostilities.
Bosley Crowther of the New York Times panned it as deficient in every respect, “they used to make better war films at Monogram,” he hadn’t any notion at all.
Variety didn’t have any of his King Saul humors. The Catholic News Service Media Review Office delivered this homily, “the story’s message of brotherhood is clearly stated but a bit too violently,” which is several times an error. Tom Milne (Time Out Film Guide) perceived “great competence” and more.
Halliwell’s Film Guide prefers the “action scenes” to the “admirable sentiments,” whatever they are. There is a persistent, subtle echo of Peter Brook’s Lord of the Flies.