Sands of Iwo Jima
Sands of Iwo Jima (1950)

From director Allan Dwan, Sands of Iwo Jima is a drama set during the Second World War and follows John Stryker (John Wayne), a relentlessly tough Marine sergeant as he trains a squad of na´ve, rebellious recruits at a New Zealand military… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 1, 1950
DVD Release Date: May 22, 2001
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Steve Crum

One of John Wayne's best performances, and an entertainment above average on its own.

Tony Medley
Tolucan Times

A rip-snorting 1940s style war movie

Emanuel Levy

In one of his best roles, Wayne's Stryker is a sergeant disliked by his recruits due to his ruthless training and rigid code of ethics. The film established the two-generational plot as a Wayne staple, here contrasted with John Agar's "soft" soldier.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Tailor-made for John Wayne.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Solid patriotic WWII vehicle for Wayne.

John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

one of the better U.S. propaganda films of the 40s, filled with American ideals and values

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Conner Rainwater
Probably the most influential WW2 movie ever made, you can see ever other movie proceeding it to have similar scenes and characters. Maybe it's because… More
Cindy I
A good war film with John Wayne, set in the Pacific Theatre of WWII. Wayne plays a tough sargeant trying to whip a bunch of new soldiers into shape to fight the… More
danny d
im not usually big on john wayne, but this is one of his four or five performances that i really enjoyed, and as a film this one is phenomenal. some absolutely… More
xGary Xx
Let's face it, no-one watches John Wayne films with the expectation of sensitive soul-searching, so this is the usual kind of rugged, macho flag waving… More
Dean McKenna
Superb war film. The Duke was never better than as the haunted Sergeant Stryker, a man hated by his men (with a few exceptions) for his unyielding toughness,… More
John Ballantine
A film that plays on lingering patriotism after the war. It is considered to be one of the best John Wayne although it is a very straight forward effort with no… More

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