The Naked and the Dead Poster

Release Date: 1958

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 11 min

Plot Summary
While stationed at a U.S. Army base on an island in the Pacific, idealistic Lieutenant Hearn (Cliff Robertson) has the nerve to question the morality of his mentor, grizzled veteran General Cummings (Raymond Massey). As a consequence, Hearn is reassigned to lead a squad of soldiers on a dangerous mission -- much to the dismay of the previous squad leader, cynical warmonger Sergeant Croft (Aldo Ray). As the squad nears its goal, the relationship between Hearn and Croft rapidly deteriorates.

Cast: Aldo Ray, Cliff Robertson, Raymond Massey, Lili St. Cyr, William Campbell, Barbara Nichols, Richard Jaeckel, James Best

Director: Raoul Walsh

Genres: War

Production Co: RKO Pictures, Warner Brothers/Seven Arts

Keywords: Tense, Soldier, Rivalry, 1940s