Hell to Eternity

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Hell to Eternity

world war ii biography u.s. marine

Hell to Eternity

Release Date: August 01, 1960

Year    :   1960
Slogan    :   «The Marines' Battle Cry of the South Pacific!»
Genres    :   Drama, War
Production Companies    :   Allied Artists Pictures, Atlantic Pictures Corporation
Director    :   Phil Karlson
Producers    :   Irving H. Levin
Writers    :   Ted Sherdeman, Gil Doud, Walter Roeber Schmidt
RunTime    :   131 mins.
Budget    :   800000

Based on the story about Guy Gabaldon, a Los Angeles Hispanic boy raised in the 1930s by a Japanese-American foster family. After Pearl Harbor, his foster family is interned at the Manzanar camp for Japanese Americans, while he enlists in the Marines, where his ability to speak Japanese becomes a vital asset. During the Battle of Saipan, he convinces 800 Japanese to surrender after their general commits suicide.

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