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 ... See full summary »
The idle son of a rich businessman joins the army when the U.S.A. enters World War One. He is sent to France, where he becomes friends with two working-class soldiers. He also falls in love... See full summary »
George W. Hill
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
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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 »
On Naval vessels with large guns the guns are manned by naval personnel not Marines. In the battle exercise the Marines were manning the big guns. This is not done on Nabal vessels. See more »
Great movie for the true Marines that want to see what it was like when Smedley Butler, Dan Dailey, and 'Chesty' were hooking and jabbing.... made at the times when they served in their glory and in the places they were. Check out the period uniforms and the Springfield rifles, which when the movie was being shown weren't period at all but were the actual equipment used by the leathernecks of the time. Most amazing thing i seen from a Marine's point of view was the buildings at MCRD San Diego that were shown throughout the first portion/training phase of the movie, made me feel more a part of history and movie folk lore. And then the gruff sergeant that Chaney portrayed is certainly the kind we all had in boot camp and later in our tour of duty, (or we wished we had....... or sometimes wished we never met up with).
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