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The Thin Red Line

The Thin Red Line(1964)

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Brief Synopsis

Dark tale of one man's determination to survive his tour of duty. Separated from his new wife after only eight days of marriage, private Doll suddenly decides that he will no longer blindly follow the orders of his superiors, following his own mind instead. What follows are a series of poorly planned attacks, in which Doll saves the day, time after time; eventually leading to the taking of the Elephant in the battle of Guadalcanal during World War II. Sgt. Welsh, Doll's immediate line officer grows an affinity for Doll, helping him through his first Kill, but never quite allowing himself to admit his admiration for the young soldier. The final scene of the movie brings home the true horror of war and the meaninglessness of it all.

Cast & Crew

Andrew Marton Director
Keir Dullea Private Doll
Jack Warden 1st Sergeant Welsh
James Philbrook Colonel Tall
Ray Daley Captain Stone
Kieron Moore Lieutenant Band
Jim Gillen Captain Gaff
Steve Rowland Private Mazzi
Stephen Levy Staff Sergeant Stack
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  Los Angeles opening: 13 May 1964
Release Date:  1964 Production Date:  [CinemaScope]
A Philip Yordan Production
none available
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Allied Artists
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  A. C. E. Films, Security Pictures
Duration(mins):  99 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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