None But the Brave (1965)

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Frank Sinatra took over the directors' chair for the first (and only) time in this unusual WWII drama. Lt. Kuroki (Tatsuya Mihashi) is the leader of a Japanese platoon stranded on a remote Pacific island, where with an iron hand he oversees the construction of a rescue ship. An American plane crash-lands on the island, leading to a skirmish between the two rag-tag legions; eventually, both sides call a truce, and medical officer Maloney (Sinatra) treats a Japanese soldier who was seriously wounded in the fighting. American commander Capt. Bourke (Clint Walker) and Lt. Kuroki come to an agreement -- they will work together to bring needed help to the island, but once either side's forces reach them, the fighting will pick up where it left off. None But the Brave was an international co-production of Artanis Productions (Sinatra's production company -- "Artanis" is Sinatra backwards), Warner Brothers, Tokyo Eiga, and Toho.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Classics , Drama
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Warner Bros. Pictures

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Cast

Kenji Sahara
as Cpl. Fujimoto
Tony Bill
as Air Crewman Keller
Frank Sinatra
as Chief Pharmacist's Mate Maloney
Clint Walker
as Capt. Dennis Bourke
Takeshi Katô
as Sgt. Tamura
Tatsuya Mihashi
as Lt. Kuroki
Tommy Sands
as Second Lt. Blair
Brad Dexter
as Sgt. Bleeker
Homare Suguro
as Lance Cpl. Hirano
Richard Bakalyan
as Cpl. Ruffino
Richard Sinatra
as Pvt. Roth
Christopher Dark
as Pvt. Searcy
Susumu Kurobe
as Pvt. Goro
Rafer Johnson
as Pvt. Johnson
Toru Ibuki
as Pvt. Arikawa
Roger Ewing
as Pvt. Swensholm
Hisao Dazai
as Pvt. Tokumaru
Sammy Jackson
as Cpl. Craddock
Don Dorrell
as Pvt. Hoxie
Jimmy Griffin
as Pvt. Dexter
Phillip Crosby
as Pvt. Magee
Takashi Inagaki
as Pvt. Ishii
Jim McLarty
as Patrol Member
John Howard Young
as Pvt. Waller
Masahiko Tanimura
as Lead Pvt. Ando
Kenichi Hata
as Pvt. Sato
Ryucho Shunputei
as Pvt. Okuda
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Critic Reviews for None But the Brave

All Critics (1)

... a familiar lesson in the futility of war, but [director Frank] Sinatra has an easy way with the actors and lets them carry the scenes.

Full Review… | May 3, 2008
Turner Classic Movies Online

An obvious, misguided, slip-shod anti-war film, with a frankly ridiculous performance by Sinatra.

Full Review… | May 21, 2008
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Audience Reviews for None But the Brave

Not too bad World War II drama. Frank Sinatra's performance is lacking sincerity, but the rest of the cast does a good job. Good story, but a little predictable. Well produced, good cinematography.

James Higgins
James Higgins
½

The budget was definately economy. Sinatra was the producer, director and had a starring role in the film as well. He wasnt John Ford as a director but the performances of the film keep the low budget quality in check. The message of the film in my opinion was ahead of its time in the sense that it was released during the Vietnam era of US military activity. Certainly not the first anti war film but not the worst either.

K S
K S

Not too bad World War II drama. Frank Sinatra's performance is lacking sincerity, but the rest of the cast does a good job. Good story, but a little predictable. Well produced, good cinematography.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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