The Green Berets

TitleThe Green Berets
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1968
AuthorsWayne, John, and Ray Kellogg
Series DirectorLeRoy, Mervyn
Running Time142 minutes
Date Released06/1968
DistributorWarner Bros.-Seven Arts
CountryUnited States
Publication Languageenglish, vietnamese, ger

The Green Berets is best known for its pro-Vietnam War stance at the height of anti-war sentiment in the United States. John Wayne's status as an anti-communist Hollywood star secured access to President Lyndon B. Johnson's adminstration and the Pentagon, resulting in a government-approved script to justify the War in Vietnam. Although large action set pieces occur, the film's focus on the humanity and friendliness of the Green Berets sharply contrasts with the North Vietnamese and hides the culpability of American soldiers in committing war crimes. 


John Wayne

David Janssen

Jim Hutton

Aldo Ray

Jack Soo

Luke Askew

Mike Henry


Produced by Michael Wayne

Directed by John Wayne, Ray Kellogg, and Mervyn LeRoy (uncredited)

Written by James Lee Barrett

Cinematography by Winton C. Hoch

Edited by Otho Lovering

Music by Miklós Rózsa


Drama, War

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