DIRECTOR: CORNEL WILDE
CAST: CORNEL WILDE, RIP TORN, BURR DEBENNING, PATRICK WOLFE, JEAN WALLACE
SCREENPLAY - CLINT JOHNSTON, DON PETERS, AND CORNEL WILDE
CINEMATOGRAPHY - CECIL COONEY
PRODUCER - CORNEL WILDE
FILM EDITING - FRANK P. KELLER
Golden-age Hollywood star Cornel Wilde had a second career as a daring, idiosyncratic auteur of visceral, virile cinema. Beach Red is a revelation, a two-fisted depiction of a U.S. Marine Corps troop landing on a Pacific island in the Philippines during World War II. Harrowing and bursting with color, Wilde’s film was taken at the time a commentary on the then-ongoing Vietnam War, and can now be seen as a precursor to, if not a direct influence on, Malick’s The Thin Red Line.