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Join the Marines (1937)

 -  Action  -  25 January 1937 (USA)
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A New York City cop leaves the department to join the U.S. Olympic team. He falls for the spoiled daughter of a Marine colonel, and winds up getting kicked off the team. He joins the ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Kelly ...
Philip H. 'Phil' Donlan
June Travis ...
Paula Denbrough
Purnell Pratt ...
Col. J. B. Denbrough
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Steve Lodge
Warren Hymer ...
Hoiman
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Col. Leonard
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Alfred, the Steward
Ray Corrigan ...
Lt. Hodge
John Holland ...
Lieutenant
Carleton Young ...
Corporal
John Sheehan ...
O'Day
Arthur Hoyt ...
Capt. James
Richard Beach ...
Marine
Howard C. Hickman ...
Pruitt (as Howard Hickman)
Val Duran ...
Chinese Bartender
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A New York City cop leaves the department to join the U.S. Olympic team. He falls for the spoiled daughter of a Marine colonel, and winds up getting kicked off the team. He joins the Marines to win the Colonel's approval, then everybody winds up on a jungle island fighting an outbreak of bubonic plague and a native rebellion. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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25 January 1937 (USA)  »

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Revolta nos Mares do Sul  »

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Fast moving romantic comedy action film has enough plot for ten current Hollywood films and the moxie to make it enjoyable all the way through
25 December 2009 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

Charming romantic comedy action film about a woman who keeps wanting to get away from her strict Marine officer father. She tries to run away and marry Reginald Denny on an ocean liner, but her plans are spoiled when she crashes into a New York cop on his way to the Olympics. Her plans are scuttled and she ends up romantically attached to the cop. The cop, his Olympic dreams shot down, ends up joining the Marines to please her father but quickly finds he's not Marine material when everyone s shipped off to a South Seas island where there is local strife and plague.

There is enough plot in this film for ten current Hollywood movies. Watching the film last night on DVD I was shocked that the film was coming to what seemed like a conclusion (I'm trained that Hollywood movies today only cover so much ground) when in fact it was just getting started. Moving a long at a brisk pace this film just movie like the wind from place to place, situation to situation and turns everything upside down as our hero's New York sensibility turns everything sideways.

I really liked this film a great deal. Its a super little film that hit me completely unexpectedly. Frankly I'm upset I hadn't watched it sooner so I could have shown it to several friends who like these sort of action comedies.

Definitely worth searching out.


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