Beach Red (1967)

105 mins | Drama | 3 August 1967

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HISTORY

Filmed in the Philippines and ... More Less

Filmed in the Philippines and Japan. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
4 May 1966
p. 1.
Daily Variety
22 Aug 1966
p. 1, 10.
Daily Variety
28 Sep 1966
p. 2.
Daily Variety
21 Oct 1966
p. 1, 15.
Daily Variety
24 Oct 1966
p. 2.
Daily Variety
25 Oct 1966
p. 1, 4.
Daily Variety
28 Oct 1966
p. 11.
Daily Variety
1 Nov 1966
p. 3.
Daily Variety
9 Nov 1966
p. 3.
Daily Variety
6 Dec 1966
p. 3.
Daily Variety
1 Aug 1967
p. 3, 5.
Daily Variety
8 Aug 1967
p. 1.
Los Angeles Times
20 Sep 1966
Section C, p. 10.
Los Angeles Times
1 Jul 1967
Section B, p. 8.
Los Angeles Times
24 Sep 1967
Section N, p. 18.
Los Angeles Times
28 Sep 1967
Section D, p. 13.
New York Times
4 Aug 1967.
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Variety
14 Dec 1966
p. 7.
Variety
5 Jul 1967
p. 3.
Variety
2 Aug 1967
p. 13.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
MUSIC
Mus arr & cond
Spec arr
SOUND
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff
MAKEUP
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
Tech adv
Title backgrounds
Title backgrounds
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Beach Red by Peter Bowman (New York, 1945).
AUTHOR
SONGS
"Beach Red," words and music by Elbey Vid.
COMPOSER
DETAILS
Release Date:
3 August 1967
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 3 August 1967
Los Angeles opening: 27 September 1967
Production Date:
began 17 October 1966
Copyright Claimant:
Theodora Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
3 August 1967
Copyright Number:
LP34789
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
De Luxe
Duration(in mins):
105
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

During the bloodiest days of World War II, a battalion of U.S. Marines led by Captain MacDonald and his sadistic sergeant, Honeywell, land on the beach of a Japanese-held island off the Philippines. Inching their way forward, they suffer heavy casualties until they reach the comparative safety of a dense forest. Despite a shoulder wound, MacDonald supervises setting up camp and organizes the search for the enemy. Whenever there is a lull in the fighting, MacDonald and his men lapse into nostalgic remembrances of their civilian lives. Similarly, the nearby Japanese soldiers are recalling their own peacetime lives with their families. Eventually, MacDonald sends Cliff, a nervous eighteen-year-old whose father is a minister, and Egan, a hillbilly ladies' man, on a scouting mission. Though they are successful in radioing back the enemy's exact position, they run into an ambush on their way back to camp. Egan is killed, and Cliff and a young Japanese soldier, Nakano, are seriously wounded. Cliff looks compassionately at his enemy counterpart and tosses him his water canteen. Understanding the gesture, Nakano offers Cliff a cigarette. At this point Honeywell bursts into the clearing and savagely kills the young Japanese. As Captain MacDonald stares at the carnage around him, he contemplates the futility of ... +


During the bloodiest days of World War II, a battalion of U.S. Marines led by Captain MacDonald and his sadistic sergeant, Honeywell, land on the beach of a Japanese-held island off the Philippines. Inching their way forward, they suffer heavy casualties until they reach the comparative safety of a dense forest. Despite a shoulder wound, MacDonald supervises setting up camp and organizes the search for the enemy. Whenever there is a lull in the fighting, MacDonald and his men lapse into nostalgic remembrances of their civilian lives. Similarly, the nearby Japanese soldiers are recalling their own peacetime lives with their families. Eventually, MacDonald sends Cliff, a nervous eighteen-year-old whose father is a minister, and Egan, a hillbilly ladies' man, on a scouting mission. Though they are successful in radioing back the enemy's exact position, they run into an ambush on their way back to camp. Egan is killed, and Cliff and a young Japanese soldier, Nakano, are seriously wounded. Cliff looks compassionately at his enemy counterpart and tosses him his water canteen. Understanding the gesture, Nakano offers Cliff a cigarette. At this point Honeywell bursts into the clearing and savagely kills the young Japanese. As Captain MacDonald stares at the carnage around him, he contemplates the futility of war. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
World War II


Subject

Legend
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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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