Posts from DukePilgrim in thread „Sands Of Iwo Jima (1949)“


    I found Sands of Iwo Jima works on two levels for me. The human story plus as a war movie. It's great strength is you do care about what happens to the characters in the movie. As you say each viewing quite often brings something new that was not noticed before.


    Have to get round to watching Letter from Iwo Jima. Have to admit the first time I watched Sands of Iwo Jima I wasnt overally impressed but with each viewing it has raised my opinion of it. One of JW's best performances.


    It would have been interesting to see Allan Dwan direct John Wayne in another film.
    I guess the story of Sands of Iwo Jima is pretty special but another film would have confirmed whether they worked as a team.

    Forrest Tucker, Richard Jaeckel and John Agar all starred with Duke again in Chisum.

    John Agar's part as the storekeeper is a blink and you miss him part like Big Jake.