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Wake Island (1942)

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88 min | Action, Drama, War

December, 1941. With no hope of relief or re-supply, a small band of United States Marines tries to keep the Japanese Navy from capturing their island base.
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W.R. Burnett (screenplay) | Frank Butler (screenplay)
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Aug 11, 1942 (United States)

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Brian Donlevy
Maj. Geoffrey Caton Maj. Geoffrey Caton   See fewer
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Macdonald Carey
Lt. Bruce Cameron Lt. Bruce Cameron   See fewer
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Robert Preston
Pvt. Joe Doyle Pvt. Joe Doyle   See fewer
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William Bendix
Pvt. Aloysius K. 'Smacksie' Randall Pvt. Aloysius K. 'Smacksie' Randall   See fewer
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Albert Dekker
Shad McClosky Shad McClosky   See fewer
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Walter Abel
Cmdr. Roberts Cmdr. Roberts   See fewer
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Mikhail Rasumny
Ivan Probenzky Ivan Probenzky   See fewer
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Rod Cameron
Capt. Pete Lewis Capt. Pete Lewis   See fewer
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Bill Goodwin
Sgt. Higbee / Narrator Sgt. Higbee / Narrator   See fewer
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Damian O'Flynn
Capt. Bill Patrick Capt. Bill Patrick   See fewer
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Frank Albertson
Johnny Rudd Johnny Rudd   See fewer
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Hugh Beaumont
Captain (uncredited) Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Barbara Britton
Sally Cameron (uncredited) Sally Cameron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hillary Brooke
Girl at the Inn (uncredited) Girl at the Inn (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Brown
Wounded Marine First Lieutenant (uncredited) Wounded Marine First Lieutenant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Carson
Marine Spotting Reconnaissance Plane (uncredited) Marine Spotting Reconnaissance Plane (uncredited)   See fewer
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Don Castle
Pvt. Cunkle (uncredited) Pvt. Cunkle (uncredited)   See fewer
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Luke Chan
Japanese Admiral (uncredited) Japanese Admiral (uncredited)   See fewer
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Spencer Chan
Japanese Captain (uncredited) Japanese Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Chapin
Squeaky Simpkins (uncredited) Squeaky Simpkins (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dane Clark
'Sparks' (radioman #1) (uncredited) 'Sparks' (radioman #1) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Russ Clark
Sergeant Major (uncredited) Sergeant Major (uncredited)   See fewer
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Max Cole
Marine Pilot (uncredited) Marine Pilot (uncredited)   See fewer
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Angelo Cruz
Rodrigo (uncredited) Rodrigo (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lester Dorr
Marine in Trench (uncredited) Marine in Trench (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Earle
Commander (uncredited) Commander (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Faylen
Marine Finding Skipper's Litter (uncredited) Marine Finding Skipper's Litter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mary Field
Miss Pringle, Woman with Cynthia (uncredited) Miss Pringle, Woman with Cynthia (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Flynn
Marine Pilot (uncredited) Marine Pilot (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Forrest
Maj. Johnson (uncredited) Maj. Johnson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Fung
Japanese Pilot (uncredited) Japanese Pilot (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edmund Glover
Gun Captain (uncredited) Gun Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred Graham
First Civilian (uncredited) First Civilian (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alan Hale Jr.
Sight Setter (uncredited) Sight Setter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Earle 'Tex' Harris
Tex Hannigan (uncredited) Tex Hannigan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Hayes
Radio Reporter (uncredited) Radio Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mitchell Ingraham
Admiral (uncredited) Admiral (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jerry Jerome
Private / First Lookout (uncredited) Private / First Lookout (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marvin Jones
Tommy (uncredited) Tommy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pete G. Katchenaro
Japanese Officer (uncredited) Japanese Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mike Lally
Marine Captain (uncredited) Marine Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tommy Lee
Japanese Pilot (uncredited) Japanese Pilot (uncredited)   See fewer
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James B. Leong
Secretary to Japanese Envoy (uncredited) Secretary to Japanese Envoy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Loo
Mr. Saburo Kurusu (uncredited) Mr. Saburo Kurusu (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Magrill
Second Civilian (uncredited) Second Civilian (uncredited)   See fewer
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Patti McCarty
Girl at the Inn (uncredited) Girl at the Inn (uncredited)   See fewer
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Malcolm 'Bud' McTaggart
Talker (uncredited) Talker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ivan Miller
Colonel (uncredited) Colonel (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Millican
Radio Operator (uncredited) Radio Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Morris
Mechanic (uncredited) Mechanic (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Mulhall
Dr. Parkman (uncredited) Dr. Parkman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Anthony Nace
Capt. Gordon (uncredited) Capt. Gordon (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mike Ragan
First Lieutenant (uncredited) First Lieutenant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joey Ray
Marine (uncredited) Marine (uncredited)   See fewer
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Keith Richards
Sparks Wilcox (uncredited) Sparks Wilcox (uncredited)   See fewer
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Willard Robertson
Col. Cameron (uncredited) Col. Cameron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rudy Robles
Triunfo (uncredited) Triunfo (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Shea
Marine in Chow Line (uncredited) Marine in Chow Line (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Sheehan
Pete Hogan (uncredited) Pete Hogan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Phillip Terry
Pvt. 'Cookie' Warren (uncredited) Pvt. 'Cookie' Warren (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mary Thomas
Cynthia Caton (uncredited) Cynthia Caton (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Trowbridge
George Nielson (uncredited) George Nielson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Philip Van Zandt
Cpl. Gus Goebbels (uncredited) Cpl. Gus Goebbels (uncredited)   See fewer
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Billy Wilkerson
Marine Lieutenant (uncredited) Marine Lieutenant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bruce Wong
Japanese Captain (uncredited) Japanese Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Wong
Japanese Pilot (uncredited) Japanese Pilot (uncredited)   See fewer
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Victor Wong
Japanese Commander (uncredited) Japanese Commander (uncredited)   See fewer
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