Category Archives: Allan Dwan

DVD/Blu-ray News #6: Sands Of Iwo Jima (1949).


Directed by Allan Dwan
Starring John Wayne, John Agar, Adele Mara, Forrest Tucker, Wally Cassell, James Brown, Richard Webb, Arthur Franz

With Allan Dwan’s Sands Of Iwo Jima (1949), Republic got out of the B picture business. They spent over a million bucks on this one, an excellent story of the training and combat experiences of guys who’d fight at Iwo Jima. For their million, they got a little recognition: it was nominated for several Oscars, including one for Wayne.

It’s coming on DVD and Blu-ray from Olive Films.

Sands BTS FT JW AD (1)

L-R: Forrest Tucker, John Wayne, Allan Dwan, unidentified and Major General Graves Erskine.


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