Guadalcanal Diary
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  • Rated: Unrated
  • Genre: Action, Adventure
  • Year: 1943
English: Mono & Stereo
None / Subtitled


One of the greatest war movies of all time, combining action-packed, high-caliber battle sequences with quintessential foxhole-buddy camaraderie. Released in 1943, its authenticity and power remain undiminished.

The story follows one squad of Marines through the bloody assaults on the Solomon Islands during the opening stages of the war in the South Pacific. There's the tough sergeant (Lloyd Nolan), a cab driver from Brooklyn (William Bendix), a Mexican (Anthony Quinn) and a chaplain (Preston Foster). A battle-weary narrator reads from a diary, commenting on the typical grunt's everyday life, and death. Battles and dates of engagement are named, putting the explosive action into a solid historical context.

Based on Richard Tregaski's best-selling book, the script is by renowned screenwriter Lamar Trotti, who also wrote the screenplay for the wartime classic "To the Shore of Tripoli."

Disc Information

*Feature - Full Screen
*Theatrical Trailer
*Fox Flix: Halls of Montezuma, The Young Lions and Wing and a Prayer, Men Of Honor, Courage Under Fire, Tigerland, & Tora! Tora! Tora! Special Edition

Cast & Crew

Preston S. Foster ... Father Donnelly
Lloyd Nolan ... Sgt. Hook Malone
William Bendix ... Taxi Potts
Richard Conte ... Capt. Davis
Anthony Quinn ... Jesus "Soose" Alvarez
Richard Jaeckel ... Pvt. Johnny Anderson ("Chicken")
Roy Roberts ... Capt. Cross

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