Guadalcanal Diary (TCF 1943, Preston Foster, Lloyd Nolan)

Guadalcanal Diary

Guadalcanal Diary was a powerful and exciting World War Two propaganda action drama following US Marines as they make beach-heads into the Solomon Islands and drive back the Japanese. Starring Lloyd Nolan, William Bendix, Richard Conte and Anthony Quinn as the band of men with a heroic chaplain, Father Donnelly (Preston Foster) at their head, whose personal reactions to the fierce fighting are documented.

Twentieth Century Fox lost no time in bringing the marines’ successful campaign (the first important victory of the Pacific War) to the big screen, resulting in an impressive staging of the battle. A staging perhaps made even more impressive considering that it wasn’t filmed on location in the Pacific but in California.

Preston Foster as Father Donnelly
Lloyd Nolan as Sgt. Hook Malone
William Bendix as Corp. Taxi Potts
Richard Conte as Capt. Davis
Anthony Quinn as Jesus
Richard Jaeckel as Pvt. Johnny
Roy Roberts as Capt. James Cross
Minor Watson as Col. Wallace E. Grayson
Ralph Byrd as Ned Rowman
Lionel Stander as Sgt. Butch
Reed Hadley as War correspondent / Narrator
John Archer as Lt. Thurmond

production details
Country: USA
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
Year of Release: 1943-10-27
Duration: 93 minutes

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