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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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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
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Adjutant (as Noah Beery Sr.)
Dick Curtis ...
Cpl. Mosley
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Pvt. Hanks
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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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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Premiered at Chico's Senator Theater where it raised $300,000 in war bonds. 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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Edited into Midway (1976) See more »

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U.S. Marine Corps Hymn
(1868) (uncredited)
(also called "The Marines' Hymn")
Music by Jacques Offenbach from "Genevieve de Brabant" (1868)
Lyrics attributed to L.Z. Phillips (1919)
Main theme played often in the score and sung by marching bands
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A film I'll never forget
18 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was only about 8 years old when I saw this film, I'm 69 now,but I never forgot it. In fact it may have played a part in my joining the Marine corps 10 years later. As I recall the story takes place in the Phillipine islands at the beginning of WW2. Sgt. Baily is a crusty old recently retired Master Sergeant who does his best to repel the invading Jappanese with the help of a Phillipino boy. The scene I remember the best was when US forces were trying to blow up a bridge and kept getting shot as they tried to set the charges. I remember It was filmed in color. I would sure like to see it again but I'm sure it must have been destroyed by time and neglect.


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