Beachhead Poster

Release Date: 1954

DVD Release Date: April 19th, 2005

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
During World War II, four Marines land on a Pacific island to execute the rescue of French planter Bouchard (Eduard Franz) and his daughter, Nina (Mary Murphy). With Japanese soldiers hidden throughout the dense jungle landscape, the Marines face a daunting trek to reach their target and must endure even greater danger on the return trip with the two French citizens. In the end, one of the Marines, Burke (Tony Curtis), carries the responsibility of getting everyone to safety.

Cast: Tony Curtis, Frank Lovejoy, Mary Murphy, Eduard Franz, Skip Homeier, John Doucette, Alan Wells

Director: Stuart Heisler

Genres: War

Keywords: Gripping, Rescue, Intense, Daughter, Survival, Quest, Underdog, 1940s