Beach Red

"Excellent"

Beach Red Review


If you've ever been curious where Terrence Malick stole his flashback-infused war film The Thin Red Line from, check out Beach Red, a clear influence for the picture in more ways than one. What starts off like any other war film (storming the beaches at Normandy, an examplary series of special effects for 1967) rapidly turns on its ear, as the various soldiers are developed via flashbacks to their lives at home: Families, girlfriends... director Cornel Wilde shows us that soldiers are people too, and that war is more than just a few bullets traded on the battlefield. Remarkably soulful for a war movie from 40 years ago, Beach Red is underseen but highly worth watching.


Beach Red

Facts and Figures

Run time: 105 mins

In Theaters: Saturday 18th November 1967

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 4 / 5

IMDB: 6.4 / 10

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Starring: as Capt. MacDonald / Narrator, as Gunnery Sgt. Ben Honeywell, Burr DeBenning as Pvt. Egan, Patrick Wolfe as Pvt. Joseph Joshua Cliff, Jean Wallace as Julie MacDonald, as Pvt. Colombo, Dale Ishimoto as Capt. Tanaka, Genki Koyama as Col. Sugiyama, Gene Blakely as Goldberg, Michael Parsons as Sgt. Lindstrom, Norman Pak as Pvt. Nakano, Dewey Stringer as Pvt. Mouse, Fred Galang as Lt. Domingo, Hiroshi Kiyama as Pvt. Mishio, Linda Albertano as Tall Girl

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