- Original title
- Running time
- 87 min.
- United States
W.R. Burnett, Frank Butler
William C. Mellor, Theodor Sparkuhl (B&W)
Brian Donlevy, Macdonald Carey, Robert Preston, William Bendix, Albert Dekker, Walter Abel, Mikhail Rasumny, Rod Cameron, Bill Goodwin, Damian O'Flynn, Frank Albertson, Barbara Britton
War. Action | II World War
- In November 1941, Major Caton takes command of the small Marine garrison on Wake Island. His tendency toward spit and polish upsets the men's tropical lassitude, but Pearl Harbor changes everything. Soon the island is attacked and the Marines pull together day by day; but how long can they hold out?
: 4 Nominations for Oscar: Best Movie, Director, Actor (William Bendix), Screenplay
1942: Film Critics Circle of New York: Best Director. 2 Nominations
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