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The Naked and the Dead (1958)

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131 min | Drama, War

Set during the Pacific War against the Japanese, this WW2 drama discerns between achieving one's mission at any cost versus preserving the lives under one's command and enforcing discipline through fear as opposed to mutual respect.
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Denis Sanders (screenplay) | Terry Sanders (screenplay) | Norman Mailer (novel)
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$3,000,000
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Release date
Aug 6, 1958 (United States)
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42 cast members
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Aldo Ray
Sgt. Sam Croft Sgt. Sam Croft   See fewer
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Cliff Robertson
Lt. Robert Hearn Lt. Robert Hearn   See fewer
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Raymond Massey
Gen. Cummings Gen. Cummings   See fewer
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Lili St. Cyr
Willa Mae aka Lily Willa Mae aka Lily   See fewer
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Barbara Nichols
Mildred Croft Mildred Croft   See fewer
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Richard Jaeckel
Gallagher Gallagher   See fewer
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James Best
Rhidges Rhidges   See fewer
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Jerry Paris
Goldstein Goldstein   See fewer
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L.Q. Jones
Woodrow 'Woody' Wilson Woodrow 'Woody' Wilson   See fewer
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Max Showalter
Col. Dalleson (as Casey Adams) Col. Dalleson (as Casey Adams)   See fewer
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John Beradino
Capt. Mantelli (as John Berardino) Capt. Mantelli (as John Berardino)   See fewer
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Greg Roman
Minetta Minetta   See fewer
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Henry Amargo
Sgt. Julio Martinez (uncredited) Sgt. Julio Martinez (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alan Austin
Lieutenant (uncredited) Lieutenant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jered Barclay
Corporal (uncredited) Corporal (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Bryar
General (uncredited) General (uncredited)   See fewer
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David Carlile
Patient (uncredited) Patient (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Close
Captain (uncredited) Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Audrey Conti
Girl in Dream Sequence (uncredited) Girl in Dream Sequence (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Dennis
Master Sgt. - Dispatch Messenger (uncredited) Master Sgt. - Dispatch Messenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Saundra Edwards
Girl in Dream Sequence (uncredited) Girl in Dream Sequence (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lydia Goya
Stripper (uncredited) Stripper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Norman Grabowski
Shipboard Soldier (uncredited) Shipboard Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Greenway
General (uncredited) General (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edwin Gregson
Pvt. Wyman, Dies of Snakebite (uncredited) Pvt. Wyman, Dies of Snakebite (uncredited)   See fewer
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Val Hidey
Stripper (uncredited) Stripper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Hosai
Japanese Prisoner (uncredited) Japanese Prisoner (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Hudson
Major (uncredited) Major (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nelson Leigh
Admiral (uncredited) Admiral (uncredited)   See fewer
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Taffy O'Neil
Stripper (uncredited) Stripper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Liz Renay
B-Girl (uncredited) B-Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ronnie Rondell Jr.
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Larry Sterling
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bert Stevens
Officer at Meeting (uncredited) Officer at Meeting (uncredited)   See fewer
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Vern Taylor
Patient (uncredited) Patient (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bruce Underhill
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Volkie
Bartender (uncredited) Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
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Grace Lee Whitney
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6.5 / 10 | 1,097 votes