Sands of Iwo Jima
John Wayne, John Agar, Adele Mara, Forrest Tucker, Richard Webb
Commentary: Robert Means
- Time: 7:00 PM
- Date: Friday, May 26, 2006
- Place: HBLL Auditorium, 1st Floor; Admission is free; arrive early for seats.
About the Event
To those who think that John Wayne was only comfortable in a saddle, Sands of Iwo Jima demonstrates the universality of the Wayne persona, whether amid sagebrush or on the battlefield. One of Republic’s biggest hits, Sands of Iwo Jima is also one of John Wayne’s finest performances as tough, self-sacrificing Sgt. John M. Stryker. Under Stryker’s leadership, his squad of Marines learn about life, love, and what it means to be a Marine. Special Collections contains an original script, publicity materials and the complete musical score in the Republic Pictures Music Archives and the Jack Mathis Papers. Republic Pictures. 1949. 110 mins. Director: Allan Dwan.
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