Hell to Eternity
Hell’s to Eternity (1960), directed by Phil Karlson, depicts the battle for Saipan and the heroics of Marine PFC and Navy Cross recipient Guy Galbadon, who captured over 1,000 Japanese in combat. Although Galbadon was a Mexican-American in real life, he was portrayed by actor Jeffrey Hunter in the movie. The film also starred David Janssen, Vic Damone, John Larch, and Sessue Hayakawa. A neglected youth, raised by a Japanese-American family in Los Angeles, becomes a decorated Marine in World War II by using his fluency in the Japanese language.
The following weapons were used in the film Hell to Eternity:
Throughout the film, Galbadon carries an M1911A1 pistol.
Throughout the film, Marines carry the M1 Carbine.
Throughout the film, Marines carry the M1 Garand.
A Japanese sniper carries the M1903 Springfield.
Arisaka Type 99
Throughout the film, Japanese soldiers carry the Arisaka Type 99 rifle.
Type 96 Light Machine Gun
Throughout the film, Japanese defenders carry a Type 96 light machine gun.
Throughout the film, Japanese forces fire American M29 Mortars.
Throughout the film, Japanese forces fire the M101 Howitzer.
Type 41 75 mm Mountain Gun
Japanese defenders use a Type 41 75 mm Mountain Gun.
M67 flamethrower tank
Throughout the film, Marines use the M67 flamethrower tank against Japanese defenders. The M67 is an anachronism, as it wasn't developed until the 1950's.