Guadalcanal Diary
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Guadalcanal Diary
20th Century-Fox's 1943 filmization of Richard Tregaskis' best-selling book Guadalcanal Diary does full justice to the spare, lean prose of Tregaskis' eyewitness account. The incidents in the "diary" are tied together by an off-screen narrator into a cohesive storyline. The principal characters in this wartime chronicle are marine sergeant Lloyd Nolan, chaplain Preston S. Foster, Mexican enlistee Anthony Quinn, and a Dodgers-lovin' Brooklynite, played by William Bendix. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A typical, inspirational WWII Hollywood movie, a product of the times and pressures in which it was made."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"is interesting for a glimpse at the Hollywood propaganda machine of WWII if not for any other reason"
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
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