Guadalcanal Diary (1943)

Genres - War  |   Sub-Genres - Combat Films  |   Release Date - Oct 27, 1943 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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20th Century-Fox's 1943 filmization of Richard Tregaskis' best-selling book Guadalcanal Diary does full justice to the spare, lean prose of Tregaskis' eyewitness account. The incidents in the "diary" are tied together by an off-screen narrator into a cohesive storyline. The principal characters in this wartime chronicle are marine sergeant Lloyd Nolan, chaplain Preston S. Foster, Mexican enlistee Anthony Quinn, and a Dodgers-lovin' Brooklynite, played by William Bendix.

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