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The Singing Marine (1937)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 3 July 1937 (USA)
Bob Brent, a young Marine from Arkansas, impresses his comrades with his singing ability, and they pitch in to send him to New York to compete in an amateur contest. Success in the contest,... See full summary »

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Peggy Randall
Lee Dixon ...
Slim Baxter
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Aeneas Phinney
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Ma Marine
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Sergeant Mike
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Larry (Harmonica)
Marcia Ralston ...
Helen Young
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Dopey
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Diane
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Joan
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J. Montgomery Madison
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Sam
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Captain Skinner (as Henry O'Neil)
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Mr. Fowler
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Bob Brent, a young Marine from Arkansas, impresses his comrades with his singing ability, and they pitch in to send him to New York to compete in an amateur contest. Success in the contest, however, sets him up for trouble in romance, in his career, and with the Corps. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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3 July 1937 (USA)  »

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Voici l'escadre  »

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The microphone at the New York talent show was labeled as KFWB which was Warner Brothers Los Angeles station. See more »

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Featured in Three Cheers for the Girls (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

The Song of the Marines
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Played during the opening and closing credits
Also played by a marching marine band
Sung by Dick Powell at a nightclub, marines when they leave Shanghai, Dick Powell,
Hugh Herbert Lee Dixon, Allen Jenkins and chorus at the end
Played as background music often
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Enjoyable movie to see!
12 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Singing Marine is great example of the 30's musicals. I enjoyed the music and songs. Dick Powell is in great form as the singing marine. One goof is the radio call letters was KRWB, but is in New York. It should start with W. The songs is enjoyable to listen to and keeps in your head. I rate the movie a 7 out of 10. The plot of the movie is silly in today's themes but it does add a change of basis. We could use more of this type of movies today. I like the songs of the 30's and 40's. You could understands the songs. Again, great songs and a enjoyable movie. It should be shown on TV more often. We need more of this type of songs again.


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