Wake Island
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The winner of four Oscar nominations, Wake Island was one of the first major Hollywood films to deal with America's forced participation in World War II. The first two reels takes place in the weeks prior to Pearl Harbor, as Wake Island military commander Brian Donlevy carries on a friendly rivalry with Seabee supervisor Albert Dekker. Once the US is in the shooting war, all previous differences are forgotten and the Wake Island personnel begin pulling together. Despite being heavily outnumbered during the subsequent Japanese attack on Wake, the Americans put up a valiant fight, at great… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's fairly exciting action cinema... [that] falls apart on the generally anemic, one-note characterisations and the lack of any particularly memorable performance."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"A good, old-fashioned war movie, the kind of movie you watch with your dad on a Saturday afternoon."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"Though largely fictionalized, this is a moving report of the defense of the Pacific Island base, with strong emphasis on the heroic gallantry of three Manrines, played by Robert Preston, Brian Donlevy, and William Bendix."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Succeeds in its attempt to dramatize the war effort."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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