Pluto TV has a lineup of classic war movies scheduled for
Memorial Day. Tune into the Classic Movies Channel starting at noon on May 31
to catch the mini movie marathon.
Here are the titles streaming during the Memorial Day War
Stalag 17 (1953)
Starring William Holden in his Oscar winning role, Stalag 17 was adapted from a Broadway play of the same name in 1953. One night in 1944, in a German POW camp housing American airmen, two prisoners try to escape the compound and are quickly discovered and shot dead. Among the remaining men, suspicion grows that one of their own is a spy for the Germans. All eyes fall on Sgt. Sefton (Holden) who everybody knows frequently makes exchanges with German guards for small luxuries. To protect himself from a mob of his enraged fellow inmates, Sgt. Sefton resolves to find the true traitor within their midst.
In Harm’s Way (1965)
Naval Captain Torrey (John Wayne) manages to bring his ship through the bombing of Pearl Harbor unscathed, but is later demoted when it is damaged in a subsequent battle due to his negligence. Back on land, he begins reconciling with his estranged son (Brandon de Wilde) and a romance with nurse Maggie (Patricia Neal), but duty calls him away when he and his firebrand friend, Cmdr. Paul Eddington (Kirk Douglas), are tasked with salvaging a dangerous and important mission.
The Fighting Seabees (1944)
A morale-boosting tribute to the US Navy’s Construction
Battalions who followed behind the troops invading Pacific islands held by the
Japanese to build runways, roads and bridges. Wedge Donovan is the civilian
head of a construction company approached by the Navy to train their men as
specialists. Instead, the impetuous Donovan wants to prove his crew are up
to the job, but they are shot up by the Japanese.
Sands of Iwo Jima (1950)
Marine Sgt. John Stryker (John Wayne) is despised by his own
men for his rough attitude and exhausting training regimen. As the war in the
Pacific progresses, though, they begin to respect Stryker’s hard-edged outlook
on war and his brutal training methods, as it has helped them prepare for the
harsh realities of the battlefield. They’ll need all of Stryker’s battle
tactics if they want to survive what will end up being one of the bloodiest
engagements of the war: the Battle of Iwo Jima.
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