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Salute to the Marines (1943)

Passed  -  Comedy | Drama | War  -  September 1943 (USA)
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Sgt. Maj. William Bailey
Fay Bainter ...
Jennie Bailey
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Mr. Henry Caspar
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Col. John Mason
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'Flashy' Logaz
Marilyn Maxwell ...
Helen Bailey
William Lundigan ...
Rufus Cleveland
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Randall James
Noah Beery ...
Adjutant (as Noah Beery Sr.)
Dick Curtis ...
Cpl. Mosley
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Pvt. Hanks
Rose Hobart ...
Mrs. Carson
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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on November 8, 1943 with Fay Bainter, Wallace Beery, Noah Beery and Keye Luke reprising their film roles. See more »

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At the time of the fall of the Philippines, US Marines would have been wearing the old-style Brodie helmets rather than the WWII M1 helmets used in the battle scene. See more »

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Classic Wartime Film
27 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First one needs to remember this film was made DURING the war. Anti Japanese resentment following Pearl Harbor and things like the Bataan Death March were running high. And make no mistake, this film is pretty heavy on the anti Japanese message.

But that is also one of the things that makes it interesting. It is a glimpse into how people at the time were actually thinking. And while the "dirty japs" were portrayed as squinty, murdering savages we must remember that at the time it wasn't a completely unfair criticism.

The film is also unique in that it has a light "comedy" aspect to it. Wallace Beery manages something like an Archie Bunker quality. Probably much needed comic relief given that the news from the war was not always uplifting.

But the final thing one needs to keep in mind is the purpose of this film and ones like it. It was designed to unify the nation against a common enemy. And that is how wars are won. And if the worst thing that happens is our enemies are portrayed in a negative light, well that is hardly the worst thing that happens during wars.


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