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14 Ratings

Wake Island

Directed by John Farrow
United States, 1942
Drama, War


In November 1941, Major Caton takes command of the small Marine garrison on Wake Island. His tendency toward spit and polish upsets the men’s tropical lassitude, but Pearl Harbor changes everything. Soon the island is attacked and the Marines pull together day by day; but how long can they hold out?

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Wake Island Directed by John Farrow

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1943 | 4 nominations including: Best Picture

National Board of Review

1942 | Winner: Top Ten Films

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1942 | Winner: Best Director

1942 | 2nd place: Best Film

1942 | 3rd place: Best Actor

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