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 »
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
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In several instances Chris Winters (John Payne) and Sgt. Smith (Randolph Scott) are shown flicking lit cigarettes away, or grinding them into the ground. This would never be allowed as Marines were taught to field strip cigarettes, spreading the ashes and tobacco and rolling the paper into a tiny ball. See more »
Don't be that way come on let's go
Sgt. Dixie Smith:
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
and he should state his business in a briefly and quickly matter as possible.
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"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
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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