The Naked and the Dead (1958)

The Naked and the Dead





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Based on Norman Mailer's controversial account of WWII life in the Pacific Rim, this war drama is set upon a remote island where a small platoon is stationed. Most of the plot centers on the infighting between the men and the growing tension between the enlisted men and their officers.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Denis Sanders, Terry Sanders
In Theaters:
Warner Bros.


as Sgt. Croft

as Lt. Hearn

as Gen. Cummings

as Gallagher

as Ridges

as Goldstein

as Wilson

as Dalleson

as Mantelli

as Minetta

as Martinez

as Co. Dalleson
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All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Waters down Norman Mailer's 721 page salty 1948 bestseller novel based on his own experiences during WW II in the South Pacific.

Full Review… | January 11, 2010
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Powerful anti war drama, with great landscape photography

Full Review… | May 28, 2005
Classic Film and Television

July 17, 2005

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