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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 »


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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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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 »


U.S. Marine Corps Hymn
(1868) (uncredited)
(also called "The Marines' Hymn")
Music by Jacques Offenbach from "Genevieve de Brabant" (1868)
Lyrics by L.Z. Phillips (1919) (unconfirmed)
Sung by Victor McLaglen a cappella
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Cheap war comedy makes up for it in energy and strangeness
23 May 2005 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

I chanced upon this and found myself laughing at the stupidity cascading across the screen. Just to give you a notion of where this film is at: during a nightclub number the hostess pulls off her garter belt and tosses it into a crowd of marines and other soldiers. This causes a riot as the men fight and crash around the room in a desperate chase to grab the garter belt. The garter belt starts jumping around the room by itself! Not a lot, just enough for you to be completely startled by the weirdness. Later the two heroes are in the camp shower room shaving. One yells out "TWEEZERS!", a hand reaches into the frame and gives him a pair of tweezers. He proceeds to pluck his eyebrows! The final chase is typical but actually filmed better then several similar Abbott & Costello or Laurel and Hardy chases from the same period.

Hey most wartime fodder is unwatchable, this wasn't a classic but it didn't hurt either.

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