The Outsider Poster

Release Date: 1961

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary
This biopic tells the story of Ira Hayes (Tony Curtis), a Pima Native American who helped lift the American flag over Iwo Jima, Japan. After enlisting in the Marines, Hayes suffers prejudice among his fellow soldiers but finds a friend in Jim Sorenson (James Franciscus). Both are immortalized in the famous World War II photo, but Sorenson is killed shortly after it is taken. When he returns to America, Hayes is greeted as a hero but suffers from survivor's guilt that drives him to alcoholism.

Cast: Tony Curtis, James Franciscus, Gregory Walcott, Bruce Bennett, Vivian Nathan, Edmund Hashim, Paul Comi, Stanley Adams

Director: Delbert Mann

Genres: Biography

Keywords: Brooding, Fall, 1950s, Friendship, Soldier, Emotional, Transformation, 1940s, Friend