Wake Island (1942 film)

Infobox Film | name = Wake Island

caption =
director = John Farrow
producer = Joseph Sistrom
writer = W.R. Burnett
Frank Butler
starring = Brian Donlevy
Robert Preston
William Bendix
music =David Buttolph
cinematography = William C. Mellor
editing =
distributor = Paramount Pictures
released = 1942
runtime = 82 min.
imdb_id = 0035530

"Wake Island" is a 1942 film which tells the story of the United States military personnel who were stationed at Wake Island when it was attacked by the Japanese following the attack on Pearl Harbor. It stars Brian Donlevy, Robert Preston, Macdonald Carey, Albert Dekker, Barbara Britton and William Bendix.

The end of the movie erroneously shows the garrison fighting to the last man; in reality, they surrendered after repelling the first wave of the Japanese invasion; it also shows the Garrisons naval commander dying of wounds after Island is attacked by IJN places and the defense of the Island being directed by Marine officers; in fact Lt. Commader Cunningham surivived.

The movie was written by W.R. Burnett and Frank Butler, and directed by John Farrow.

It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (William Bendix), Best Director, Best Picture and Best Writing, Original Screenplay.


*Brian Donlevy as Major Geoffrey Caton
*Macdonald Carey as Lieutenant Bruce Cameron
*Robert Preston as Private Joe Doyle
*William Bendix as Private Aloysius K. Randall
*Albert Dekker as Shad McClosky
*Walter Abel as Commander Roberts
*Mikhail Rasumny as Ivan Probenzky
*Rod Cameron as Captain Pete Lewis
*Bill Goodwin as Sergeant Higbee
*Damian O'Flynn as Captain Bill Patrick
*Frank Albertson as Johnny Rudd
*Barbara Britton as Sally Cameron


Filming location: Salton Sea, California.

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