Beachhead

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Released 1954

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Beachhead

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Director:
Stuart Heisler
Released:
1954
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Beachhead is a 1954 film based on Richard G. Hubler's World War II novel, I've Got Mine. In late October 1943, four marines, Burke (Tony Curtis), Fletcher (Frank Lovejoy), Reynolds (Skip Homeier) and Biggerman (Alan Wells), are tasked with going on a reconnaissance patrol in the jungles of a remote Pacific island in order to rescue Bouchard (Eduard Franz), a French planter who claims to have information about a secret Japanese minefield. The mission goes horribly wrong, however, when the marines are ambushed by Japanese forces. Making matters worse, when the marines finally find Bouchard, they discover that they must also take his daughter Nina (Mary Murphy) with them. Trapped on the island, the marines must somehow make their way across the island, battling both the rugged terrain and the pursuing Japanese forces, get Bouchard and his daughter to safety and warn the Allied fleet about the minefield before it is too late.

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Classics, Military & War