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The Naked and the Dead

The Naked and the Dead

The Naked and the Dead

1958 / 131min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: RAOUL WALSH

CAST: ALDO RAY, CLIFF ROBERTSON, RAYMOND MASSEY, JOEY BISHOP

FROM THE BOOK BY - NORMAN MAILER
CINEMATOGRAPHY - JOSEPH LASHELLE
MUSIC - BERNARD HERRMANN
FILM EDITING - ARTHUR P. SCHMIDT
ART DIRECTION - TED HAWORTH

Norman Mailer’s breakthrough best seller, based on his own experiences in the Pacific during World War II, became a powerful film in the hands of the brilliant Hollywood workhorse Raoul Walsh. Shot in ‘scope and Technicolor on location in Panama, and featuring music by Bernard Herrmann, The Naked and the Dead follows a platoon on a reconnaissance mission, focusing on two different men, a hardened sergeant (Aldo Ray) and an idealistic lieutenant (Cliff Robertson).