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The Thin Red Line

The Thin Red Line (1964)

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Release Date: May 2, 1964 Wide

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Set during the Allied invasion of the island of Guadalcanal in the Pacific theater during WWII, this film is based on the novel by James Jones. Keir Dullea is Private Doll, who dreads the invasion and steals a pistol to help him protect himself. Sergeant Welsh (Jack Warden), a caustic, battle-scarred veteran, hates Doll, whom he considers a coward. In battle, Doll kills a Japanese soldier and is filled with remorse, which further angers the sergeant. The next day, an emboldened Doll wipes out an

Mar 19, 1998

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Compared to Malick's sumptuous art film, Marton's old Line looks awfully naive, and yet it goes a great deal further in grappling with the author's touchy subtext of soldierly love.

August 21, 2009 Full Review Source: City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

Much better than the pretentious Terrence Malick film of the same name. This original Thin Red Line is a perfect companion piece to Robert Aldrich's Attack.

October 8, 2005
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The images of the dead in the swamp with dog tags in their mouth, was the most appalling sight in the film...

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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