Sands of Iwo Jima, 1949, with John Agar. On the set with Shirley Temple
Duke at the premiere of Sands of Iwo Jima, held at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, on 14 December 1949. Major General Graves B. Erskine is 5th from right, close to Adele Mara
'Wayne is especially honest and convincing, for he manages to dominate a screenplay which is crowded with exciting battle scenes.' The New York Times
Actual combat footage in Iwo Jima were used in the film. A number of military personnel also appeared in it.
Sands of Iwo Jima, 1949
'John Wayne may be everybody's idea of a good actor. He was immense in Iwo Jima' columnist Walter Winchell