Guadalcanal Diary

1943

Guadalcanal Diary

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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.

Cast

Preston S. Foster
as Father Donnelly
Lloyd Nolan
as Sgt. Hook Malone
William Bendix
as Taxi Potts
Richard Conte
as Capt. Davis
Anthony Quinn
as Jesus `Soose' Alvarez
Richard Jaeckel
as Pvt. Johnny Anderson
Roy Roberts
as Capt. Cross
Minor Watson
as Col. Grayson
Ralph Byrd
as Ned Rowman
Reed Hadley
as Correspondent
John Archer
as Lt. Thurmond
Miles Mander
as Weatherby
Harry Carter
as Dispatch Officer
Louis Hart
as Lieutenant
Tom Dawson
as Captain
Selmar Jackson
as Col. Thompson
Selmer Jackson
as Col. Thompson
Allen Jung
as Japanese Officer
Paul Fung
as Japanese Prisoner
Warren Ashe
as Col. Morton
Walter Fenner
as Col. Roper
Bob Ford
as Marine
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  • Jan 28, 2009
    Solid war film chronicling one of the bloodiest battles of WWII, the taking of Guadalcanal by the U.S. Marines. Nice performances from Richard Conte, Anthony Quinn and a VERY young Richard Jaeckel.
    Randy T Super Reviewer

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