Unlike John Wayne's many WWII films in which he single-handedly destroys whole Japanese battalions, SANDS OF IWO JIMA presents him as a believable, vulnerable human being. Sgt. John M. Stryker (Wayne), a battle-toughened Marine, prepares a group of recruits for combat, driving them hard without worrying about making friends, although he is hurt when Pfc....read more
Leonard Gumley Pvt. Sid Stein
Col. D.M. Shoup
Lt. Col. H.P. Crowe
Capt. Harold G. Schrier
Rene A. Gagnon
Ira H. Hayes
John H. Bradley
Richard L. Van Enger
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