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Salute to the Marines (1943)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Drama, War  |  September 1943 (USA)
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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. ... 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
Rose Hobart ...
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)  »

Also Known As:

Assim é a Glória  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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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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During the bombing from the air an explosion comes out of one building from the side leaving the roof intact. See more »

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Mr. Rap's "rap"
10 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Mr. Rap's 2003 review of this movie, its context, and the characterization by Wallace Berry, needs a reply. First, the movie was released in 1943 -- at which time the US was not doing particularly well in the Pacific Theatre. Second, the lead character is a career combat NCO who has never seen combat -- yet his outfit has left for the field leaving him behind. Third, America used the theater as a way of seeing familiar faces (actors/actresses) in roles that many would be unable to fulfill, regardless of patriotism, fervor, or desire. Besides Mr. Rap's comments seemingly being out of context as to what was happening in the film (e.g. drinking and fighting, BUT because he was ashamed at being left behind after 30 years of service), the comments also seem downright petty, juvenile, and mean-spirited ("old," "fat," "pot-bellied" etc.). My assumption is that Mr. Rap has other motivations to examine and overcome, unrelated to the movie, but stimulated by the character of Beery.


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