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Call Out the Marines (1942)

Passed  -  Comedy | Music  -  13 February 1942 (USA)
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Two veteran U. S. Marines master sergeants vie for the affection of a hostess at the Shore Leave café. They also suspect the owner of the café of operating a Nazi spy ring that has been ... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
Harry Curtis
Binnie Barnes ...
Violet 'Vi' Hall
Paul Kelly ...
Robert Smith ...
Billy Harrison
Dorothy Lovett ...
Corinna Mura ...
Zana Zaranda
George Cleveland ...
The King's Men ...
Quartet (as King's Men)
Six Hits and a Miss ...
Singing Group


Two veteran U. S. Marines master sergeants vie for the affection of a hostess at the Shore Leave café. They also suspect the owner of the café of operating a Nazi spy ring that has been stealing important U. S. Navy plans. He is actually an agent for the American government trying to find the real spy. Written by Les Adams <>

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Plot Keywords:

spy | sergeant | veteran | marine | hostess | See All (37) »


IT'S EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF! (original poster-all caps) See more »


Comedy | Music


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Release Date:

13 February 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blådårar i farten  »

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(Turner library print) | (copyright length)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Many cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names): Jimmy Conlin (Little Man), Andrew Tombes (Mr. Woods), Gordon De Main & Eddie Kane & 'Al Herman' & Lew Harvey (Wise Money Men), Don Brodie (Sharp Money Man), Forbes Murray & James Carlisle & Bert Moorhouse & Sam Harris (Horse Owners) and Norman Mayes (Bellhop). See more »


Dorothy Lovett's character is listed as Mitzi, but her name is Mary. See more »


The Light of My Life
(1941) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Revel
Lyrics by Mort Greene
Sung by Martha Mears, dubbing Dorothy Lovett, in the Cafe
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Camp -- boot camp
8 August 2002 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This grade Z programmer makes an attempt to recapture the chemistry between McLaglen & Lowe from WHAT PRICE GLORY? It only manages to be a thorough embarrassment to everyone involved.

It is hard to decide whether the foolish spy plot, the poorly timed low comedy -- McLaglen seems stunned throughout the procedure and Lowe acts as if he is on stage -- or the occasional musical numbers (such as "Zaranda", sung in a rather limp-wristed manner by marines) is the dreariest, but they are all in the running, abetted by production values that glare in their cheapness. Even the talented Binnie Barnes and usually reliable Franklin Pangborn can't raise a chuckle. Give this one a miss.

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