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Beach Red (1967)

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Cornel Wilde is behind this gritty, nonromanticized view of war. Set during WW II, it follows the attempts of US Marines as they try to take a strategically important island away from the Japanese.

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Cast

Cornel Wilde
as Capt. MacDonald/Narrator
Rip Torn
as Gunnery Sgt. Ben Honeywell
Patrick Wolfe
as Pvt. Joseph Joshua Cliff
Jean Wallace
as Julie MacDonald
Linda Albertano
as Girl in Baltimore
Gene Blakely
as Goldberg
Genki Koyama
as Col. Sugiyama
Fred Galang
as Lt. Domingo
Dale Ishimoto
as Capt. Tanaka
Michael Parsons
as Sgt. Lindstrom
Norman Pak
as Nakano
Michio Hazama
as Capt. Kondo
Masako Ohtsuki
as Sugiyama's Wife
Bill Dunbar
as Squad soldier Pvt Bill
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Critic Reviews for Beach Red

All Critics (4)

Cornel Wilde (better known as actor) directed and starrted in this brutal, Oscar-nominated WWII drama, which offers a very focused view of men in combat

March 27, 2012 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

This neglected war film is as rough and tumble as any Sam Fuller film, as poignant a reflection of the racial divides in the military as any WW11 film made before the 1960s.

September 26, 2002 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Despite all the action and violence it's the peaceful moments that linger

September 24, 2002

Audience Reviews for Beach Red

Time has not been kind to Beach Red. With one or two notable exceptions, this is 105 minutes of second rate actors playing soldier. I understand what Wilde was trying to accomplish but the endless flashbacks are tediously heavy handed and the film winds up looking contrived and unrealistic.

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

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One of the best wars films I have seen made pre 90's. Has tons of action on a grand scale.

Dean King
Dean King

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