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Tell It to the Marines (1926)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 29 January 1927 (USA)
A gruff Marine sergeant and a handsome new recruit compete for the affection of a nurse.

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(as George Hill)

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(screen play), (titles) (as Joe Farnham)
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U.S. Marine Sergeant O'Hara has his hands full training raw recruits, one of whom, 'Skeets' Burns, is a particular thorn in his side. If Burns's lackadaisical approach to the military were not bad enough, he also makes advances on nurse Nora Dale, whom Sergeant O'Hara secretly loves. Nora is oblivious to O'Hara's feelings and is attracted to the handsome 'Skeet.' But an indiscretion turns her against him, and it takes an expedition to China and a battle with a warlord's bandit brigade to sort things out among the nurse and her two Marines. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance | War

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Brand im Osten  »

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$433,000 (estimated)
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(2000 alternate)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Not only did Lon Chaney forgo his customary grotesque makeup for this picture; he refused to wear any film makeup at all, because - he reportedly reasoned - to have done so would have detracted from the documentary reality and integrity of the picture. See more »

Goofs

The general leaves his bag in the rest room of the train when he leaves it in San Diego. He may need it later. See more »

Quotes

Pvt. George Robert 'Skeet' Burns: Slick day, Grandpop!
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Simply a great movie!
13 January 2002 | by (New York, USA) – See all my reviews

This is Chaney's favorite of all his movies, and mine too.

A fault I often find in Chaney's movies is that his performance often eclipses that of the other cast members, but not so here. He is surrounded by a strong cast of actors that all do justice to their roles.


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