Mercenary Donovan is hired to kidnap King Peter II. He learns that the party in power is evil and that the King is in danger, so kidnaps the King to keep him safe while a revolution is planned.

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Colonel Michael Donovan
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King Peter II
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Countess Sonia
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Lady Augusta
Michael Whalen ...
George Foster
C. Henry Gordon ...
Gino
Pedro de Cordoba ...
Stefan Bernaido
Lumsden Hare ...
Paul Valdis
Walter Kingsford ...
Christian Ledgard
Lester Matthews ...
Prince Edric
Dixie Dunbar ...
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Rollo Lloyd ...
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Maurice Cass ...
Monsieur Le Noir
Sam Savitsky ...
Mischa (as General Savitsky)
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Mercenary Donovan is hired to kidnap King Peter II. He learns that the party in power is evil and that the King is in danger, so kidnaps the King to keep him safe while a revolution is planned.

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Timely as a radio news flash! Tender as a big brother's love! Thrilling as a machine-gun's rat-tat-tat! See more »

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During the finale, live rounds were fired at actors Victor McLaglen and Freddie Bartholomew. The rounds were fired off screen, by Marine snipers. See more »

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Music by Johnny Green
Lyrics by Edward Heyman
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The U.S. Marines Have Done It Again

This story revolves around two people, a king played by Freddie Bartholomew, and an ex marine played by who else, Victor McLaglen. There is trouble in the kingdom and a coup is planned. Not only is his highness about to lose his thrown but also his head. But good ole vic is there to save the day not only carrying the king on his back through a murky forest but also carrying a 50 lb machine gun and firing it from the hip. The king and his kingdom are saved. Besides the machine gun sequence the ending is also exciting with McLaglen marching in to the tune of The Halls Of Montezuma and receiving an award from his highness for his bravery. A mediocre film brought to life by one of hollywood's finest and most underrated actors, Victor McLaglen.


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