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To the Shores of Tripoli (1942)

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Sergeant Dixie Smith has more raw recruits to turn into Marines, if he can. Among them is cocky casanova Chris Winters, son of an officer, who's just tried to "mash" Mary Carter, a major's ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Chris Winters
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Lt. Mary Carter
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Sgt. Dixie Smith
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Helene Hunt
William Tracy ...
Johnny Dent
Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom ...
Okay Jones (as Maxie Rosenbloom)
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Mouthy (as Henry Morgan)
Edmund MacDonald ...
Butch Burke
Russell Hicks ...
Maj. Wilson
Margaret Early ...
Susie
Minor Watson ...
Capt. Christopher Winters
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Tom Hall
Richard Lane ...
Lieutenant
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joseph Crehan ...
Uncle Bob (scenes deleted)
John Hamilton ...
Gen. Gordon (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Sergeant Dixie Smith has more raw recruits to turn into Marines, if he can. Among them is cocky casanova Chris Winters, son of an officer, who's just tried to "mash" Mary Carter, a major's niece. Once on base, he finds Mary's a nurse and an off-limits officer. Does this stop him? Of course not. But his attitude problem soon puts him in a position where he must redeem himself, with December 7, 1941 fast approaching. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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ROMANCE...COMEDY...THRILLS...with Uncle Sam's fighting "Devil Dogs"!

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Drama | Romance | War

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Release Date:

25 September 1942 (Argentina)  »

Also Known As:

The Shores of Tripoli  »

Box Office

Gross:

$2,300,000 (USA)
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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Color:

(1952 rerelease)| (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Harry Morgan's film debut. See more »

Goofs

During the "night" time navy gunnery practice the naval commanders had daytime sky showing behind them. See more »

Quotes

Chris Winters: Don't be that way come on let's go
Mary Carter: Sergeant?
Sgt. Dixie Smith: Yes, Ma'm
Mary Carter: Sergeant, can you explain to private Winters that as a Navy Nurse I hold the rank equivalent to a Lieutenant and at all times should be address in the same matter as a commissioner officer
Chris Winters: A Lieutenant?
Mary Carter: and he should state his business in a briefly and quickly matter as possible.
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Soundtracks

Semper Fidelis
(uncredited)
Music by John Philip Sousa
Played during the drill led by Winters and during the last parade
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A 1940's Entertaining/Recruiting Movie
20 June 2004 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

"To the Shores of Tripoli" is light drama/comedy about new Marine recruits going through boot camp in the 1940's. This movie is made to look like a Twentieth Century Fox musical. There is too much color in the movie. It makes the story look less real. The colors are too bold and bright. You don't see any war scenes, just training scenes. Of course, there is a spoiled, rich Marine recruit (John Payne) in love with two women (Maureen O'Hara and Nancy Kelly), who wants to get out of the Marine Corp. Randolph Scott, who plays the drill sergeant, has the best role in the movie. He trains the recruits and tries to convince John Payne to stay in the Marine Corp. This is a terrific recruiting movie. It is fun to watch.

A bit of trivia: both actors have worked with both actresses several times.

John Payne made five movies with Maureen O'Hara,and Randolph Scott made three movies with Nancy Kelly. The supporting cast is full of recognizable faces of the 1940's. Only Harry Morgan is known by name because of his fame from television.


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