Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)
1 Sheet Movie Poster
- Military Issue
Condition: Very fine to Near mint
Dimension: 27" x 41"
Genre: Drama/ War
is a very rare military issue movie poster from the original release in 1949.
This poster was folded into a pamphlet size brochure for mailing as it was its
own mailing piece, like a map you'd buy of a town in a local store. It had
printing on the entire back side which cannot be seen now as the poster has been
linenbacked. Very few of these this beautiful posters survived and
although military posters are usually very poor quality much of the time this
poster is awesome and just as nice and quite different from the regular final
- One Sheet
- Military issue
This is an original SS or single-sided one sheet movie poster
that has printing on the front side only.
This movie art item is an authentic original piece. Original movie art items are valued by
collectors worldwide and can increase in value over time.
From director Allan Dwan, Sands of Iwo Jima is a drama set during the
Second World War and follows John Stryker (John Wayne), a relentlessly tough
Marine sergeant as he trains a squad of naïve, rebellious recruits at a New
Zealand military station in 1943. Recently left by his wife, Stryker has become
exceedingly bitter and tough, leading his contemporaries to question his
behavior and his men to dislike him for his harsh training methods. The wisdom
of Stryker's ways, however, is demonstrated when they fight in the legendary
battle of Iwo Jima. Using footage of real WWII battles, the Sands of Iwo Jima
features John Wayne's first Academy Award-nominated performance, though
Broderick Crawford ultimately won the 1950 Best Actor prize.
Cast: John Wayne, John Agar, Adele Mara, Forrest Tucker, Wally Cassell,
Arthur Franz, Julie Bishop, James Brown, Richard Webb, James Holden, Peter Coe,
Richard Jaeckel, Bill Murphy, George Tyne, Hal Fieberling, John McGuire, Martin
Milner, Leonard Gumley, Bill Self, H. Hayes Bradley, Capt. Harold G. Schrier
U.S.M.C., David Clarke, Col. D.M. Shoup U.S.M.C., Bruce Edwards, The Three
Living Survivors of the Fla, Dorothy Ford, Don Haggerty, Gil Herman, I. Stanford
Jolley, Lt.Col. H.P. Crowe U.S.M.C., Dick Wessel, Dick Jones, John Whitney;
Director: Allan Dwan