Wake Island (1942 film)
Infobox Film | name = Wake Island
W.R. Burnett Frank Butler
Brian Donlevy Robert Preston William Bendix
William C. Mellor
runtime = 82 min.
imdb_id = 0035530
"Wake Island" is a
1942film which tells the story of the United Statesmilitary personnel who were stationed at Wake Islandwhen it was attacked by the Japanese following the attack on Pearl Harbor. It stars Brian Donlevy, Robert Preston, Macdonald Carey, Albert Dekker, Barbara Brittonand 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. Burnettand Frank Butler, and directed by John Farrow.
Brian Donlevyas Major Geoffrey Caton
Macdonald Careyas Lieutenant Bruce Cameron
*Robert Preston as Private Joe Doyle
William Bendixas Private Aloysius K. Randall
Albert Dekkeras Shad McClosky
Walter Abelas Commander Roberts
Mikhail Rasumnyas Ivan Probenzky
Rod Cameronas Captain Pete Lewis
Bill Goodwinas Sergeant Higbee
*Damian O'Flynn as Captain Bill Patrick
Frank Albertsonas Johnny Rudd
Barbara Brittonas Sally Cameron
Filming location: Salton Sea, California.
*imdb title | id=0035530 | title=Wake Island
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