Not Rated | | Drama, War
During WW2, a reconnaissance platoon is sent to map out a Japanese-held island but racial tensions arise between the white soldiers and the only black member of the group.
This movie represented a significant positive change in the way African-American characters were portrayed in movies. They were no longer cast in roles confined to being just servants, plantation workers, slaves, singers and hoofers.
Yeah, I'll never forget the first letter I got from my wife. It started, "My darling, darling, darling, I'll never again use the word 'love' without thinking only of you." And I remember the last one I got from her. It started, "Dear T.J., this is ...
At the time of the war, the army wasn't fully integrated yet, so an African-American soldier could not serve in a Caucasian brigade.
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