Guadalcanal Diary

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Guadalcanal Diary is a 1943 World War II war film directed by Lewis Seiler, featuring Preston Foster, Lloyd Nolan, William Bendix, Richard Conte, Anthony Quinn and the film debut of Richard Jaeckel. It was based on the book of the same name by Richard Tregaskis. read more
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Guadalcanal Diary is a 1943 World War II war film directed by Lewis Seiler, featuring Preston Foster, Lloyd Nolan, William Bendix, Richard Conte, Anthony Quinn and the film debut of Richard Jaeckel. It was based on the book of the same name by Richard Tregaskis. The film recounts the fight of the United States Marines in the Battle of Guadalcanal, which occurred only a year before the movie's release. While the film has notable battle scenes, its primary focus is on the characters and back stories of the Marines. The movie was produced by Bryan Foy, who also produced Berlin Correspondent (1942), Chetniks! The Fighting Guerrillas (1943), and PT 109 (1963).

Original Release

10/27/1943

US Release

10/27/1943

Cast

Preston Foster Father Donnelly
Lloyd Nolan Sgt. Hook Malone
William Bendix Cpl. Taxi Potts / Corp. Taxi Potts
Richard Conte Capt. Davis
Anthony Quinn Jesus ('Soose') Alvarez / Jesus ('Soose') Alverez
Richard Jaeckel Pvt. Johnny ('Chicken') Anderson
Roy Roberts Capt. James Cross / Capt. Jame Cross
Minor Watson Col. Wallace E. Grayson / Col Wallace E. Grayson
Ralph Byrd Ned Rowman
Lionel Stander Sgt. Butch
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Lewis Seiler

Writers

Lamar Trotti, Jerome Cady, Richard Tregaskis

Cast

Preston Foster Father Donnelly
Lloyd Nolan Sgt. Hook Malone
William Bendix Cpl. Taxi Potts / Corp. Taxi Potts
Richard Conte Capt. Davis
Anthony Quinn Jesus ('Soose') Alvarez / Jesus ('Soose') Alverez
Richard Jaeckel Pvt. Johnny ('Chicken') Anderson
Roy Roberts Capt. James Cross / Capt. Jame Cross
Minor Watson Col. Wallace E. Grayson / Col Wallace E. Grayson
Ralph Byrd Ned Rowman
Lionel Stander Sgt. Butch
Reed Hadley Narrator / War Correspondent / War Correspondent/ Narrator
John Archer Lt. Thurmond
Eddie Acuff Pvt. Tex Mcllvoy
Warren Ashe Col. Morton
Harry Carter Dispatch Officer
Tom Dawson Captain
Jason Evers Bit Role
Walter Fenner Col. Roper
Glenn Ford Marine Extra
Paul Fung Japanese Prisoner

Producers

Editors

Fred Allen

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