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Duration: 2 hours, 22 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

The dramatic story of US marines during World War II. The story centres on a major (Van Heflin) who guides the raw recruits through training. Based on the novel by Leon Uris. Show more


Colonel Sam Huxley:
Van Heflin
Private Andy Hookens:
Aldo Ray
Mrs Danny Forrester:
Mona Freeman
Mrs Pat Rogers:
Nancy Olson
James Whitmore
Major General Snipes:
Raymond Massey
Danny Forrester:
Tab Hunter
Mrs Elaine Yarborough:
Dorothy Malone
Private Ski:
William Campbell
Private Marion Hotchkiss:
John Lupton
Private L Q Jones:
LQ Jones
Raoul Walsh
Leon Uris