Halls of Montezuma (1950)

Genres - War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |   Release Date - Jan 4, 1951 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 113 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In Halls of Montezuma, Richard Widmark stars as Lt. Carl Anderson, a former schoolteacher who serves as a no-nonsense Marine officer during WW II. Anderson leads his patrol to a Japanese-controlled island, where the enemy has set up an experimental rocket base. The patrol's mission is to capture prisoners for interrogation, which proves a near-insurmountable task given the fact that the Americans are heavily outnumbered. Among the grime-covered Marines are Walter (Jack) Palance, Robert Wagner, Karl Malden, Richard Boone, Skip Homeier and Neville Brand. Jack Webb is a chain-smoking war correspondent, while Reginald Gardiner shows up as an aristocratic--but very tough--British officer.

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Marines, world-war, missile-base, officer, troops, interrogator, Japan