The American DVD
Made famous by the Joe Rosenthal photo as one of the five flag-raisers on Mt. Suribachi, decorated Pima Indian Marine Ira Hayes (Lee Marvin) returned to the U.S. a hero. Even after appearing as himself in movies such as "Sands of Iwo Jima," Hayes became a homeless alcoholic and suffered a heart-wrenching downfall and death at age 32. This "Sunday Showcase" episode dramatizing Hayes' saga co-stars Steven Hill, Frank Overton; John Frankenheimer directs. 51 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.