During the Pacific phase of World War II, Marine Col. Thorwald puts together a special strike force to capture the Makin Island, a strategic territory held by Japan. He goes out of his way to select soldiers who are rugged or unbalanced misfits, such as former boxer “Pig-Iron” Matthews and yokel Rube Tedrow. As their raid draws closer, Thorwald dispatches with all ranks and titles, and trains his group using unconventional methods.
Director: Ray Enright.
Stars: Randolph Scott, Robert Mitchum, Alan Curtis, Noah Beery Jr., J. Carrol Naish, Sam Levene, Walter Sande, David Bruce, Richard Lane, Louis Jean Heydt, Rod Cameron, Grace McDonald, Milburn Stone, Peter Coe, Harold Landon.
Note: the original, black and white version of this movie is available on DVD but not the colorized one. Filling a request.