The Outsider 1961 Tony Curtis War Drama
Stars: Tony Curtis, James Franciscus, Gregory Walcott
The Outsider Story Line. During World War II, 17-year-old Ira Hamilton Hayes, a Pima Indian from Arizona, enlists in the Marine Corps. During boot camp, Ira strikes up a strong and long-lasting friendship with fellow marine, Jim Sorenson. The two are sent to the Pacific Theater of Operations. They fight on Mount Suribachi at Iwo Jima and are among six marines who raised the U.S. flag on Suribachi.
Sorenson is killed in front of Ira by enemy fire soon after the historical raising of the flag. There are three other surviving marines from those who raised the flag at Iwo Jima. The three survivors are sent back to the USA to participate in a war bond drive. Adoring crowds and mass media surround them wherever they go. They attend rallies, meetings, media-events and parades, making public speeches to persuade the citizens to buy war bonds.
During it all, Ira is heartbroken. His friend’s death haunts him and he often turns to booze to give himself the courage to carry on. His drinking gets worse until he is sent back…
Tagline: His most electrifying role!
- Director: Delbert Mann
- Country: USA
- Language: English
- Production Co: Universal International Pictures
- Run time: 108 minutes
- Sound Mix: Mono
- Color: Black and White
- Region: 1 (USA, Canada), NTSC
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Co-starring with Gregory Peck, Curtis performs one of his “most electrifying” roles in Captain Newman, MD. In Sands of Iwo Jima, starring John Wayne, we also see the famous raising of the American Flag.
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