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Salute to the Marines (1943)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, War | September 1943 (USA)
Wallace Beery stars in this patriotic World War II drama about a tough retired Marine who is caught in the middle of the Philippines campaign, experiencing action, heroics, and tragedy. ... See full summary »

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Jennie Bailey
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Mr. Henry Caspar
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Col. John Mason
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'Flashy' Logaz
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Helen Bailey
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Rufus Cleveland
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Randall James
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Adjutant (as Noah Beery Sr.)
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Cpl. Mosley
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Mrs. Carson
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Wallace Beery stars in this patriotic World War II drama about a tough retired Marine who is caught in the middle of the Philippines campaign, experiencing action, heroics, and tragedy. Gruff Sergeant Bailey has never actually been in combat, but when the Japanese invade, the untested leader finally sees battle, ironically as a civilian in charge of organizing the citizens' withdrawal.

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Comedy | Drama | War

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September 1943 (USA)  »

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Assim é a Glória  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Premiered at the Senator Theatre, Chico, California, where it raised $300,000 in war bonds. See more »

Goofs

The attack on the Philippine village is shown as occurring on Sunday morning, Dec 7th, which is when the attack on Pearl Harbor commenced.

However, due to the time difference and the international date line, the actual attack on the Philippines occurred on December 8th. See more »

Connections

Edited into Midway (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Birthday to You
(1893) (uncredited)
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
Sung a cappella with modified lyrics ("Happy Home to You") by Reginald Owen and other neighbors
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Wallace Beery, a consummate actor...
15 February 2003 | by (Whitney, TX) – See all my reviews

gives a memorable performance. The jungle scene near the end of the movie is one of most moving scenes that I've ever witnessed. This film deserves preservation consideration. And why it's not available on DVD or VHS is a mystery.


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