Watch: Hell to Eternity 1960 123movies, Full Movie Online – True life story of Guy Gabaldon, a Los Angeles Hispanic boy raised in the 1930s by a Japanese-American foster family. Later, during the war, as his foster parents are interned at a camp for Japanese Americans, Gabaldon’s ability to speak Japanese helps him become a lone-operating Marine hero. During the bloody capture of the island of Saipan, he convinces 800 Japanese to surrender after their general commits suicide..
Plot: Based on the story about Guy Gabaldon, a Los Angeles Hispanic boy raised in the 1930s by a Japanese-American foster family. After Pearl Harbor, his foster family is interned at the Manzanar camp for Japanese Americans, while he enlists in the Marines, where his ability to speak Japanese becomes a vital asset. During the Battle of Saipan, he convinces 800 Japanese to surrender after their general commits suicide.
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Sadly Guy Gabaldon has past away
Guy Gabaldon died Thursday August 31, 2006 at his home in Old Town, Fla. He was 80. The cause was a heart attack.
From an L.A. Times Article:
The actions that earned Gabaldon the nickname “the Pied Piper of Saipan” took place in June 1944 on the 25-mile-long island in the Northern Marianas in the western Pacific Ocean. Marine Pvt. Gabaldon killed 33 Japanese soldiers on his first day of combat, he said. Later he changed tactics.
Disobeying orders, Gabaldon went behind enemy lines by himself looking for Japanese. He “daringly entered enemy caves, pillboxes, buildings and jungle brush, frequently in the face of hostile fire,” reads the citation that went along with his Navy Cross. The goal was to get the Japanese to surrender.
Years later, Gabaldon called his actions foolish, but back then he had reasons to believe he would succeed.
Many years before, in Boyle Heights (Los Angeles, CA), a Japanese American family had taken in Gabaldon a wayward boy, prone to trouble and raised him. He experienced Japanese language, food and culture firsthand.
During the war years the family was sent to an internment camp and Gabaldon joined the Marines. He used his limited Japanese language skills in his contacts with Japanese soldiers and civilians.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 11 min (131 min)
Genre Biography, Drama, War
Director Phil Karlson
Writer Ted Sherdeman, Walter Roeber Schmidt, Gil Doud
Actors Jeffrey Hunter, David Janssen, Vic Damone
Country United States
Awards 3 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Film Length 3,612 m
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format 35 mm