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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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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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Trivia

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

Goofs

When the Baileys are leaving for church, Jennie Bailey tears off a daily calendar page indicating the date is December 7, 1941. Shortly after, the Japanese launch a bombing attack on their village, destroying the church. Factually, the Japanese launched the attach on the Philippines 10 hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Since the Philippines are located west of the International Date Line, the earliest the attack could have occurred in the Philipphines is 11 am December 8, 1941. See more »

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Edited into Midway (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

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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See what they did to help in the Phillipines in WWII. A good balance of humor and drama & telling it like it was.
9 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wallace Beery is a fine, wonderfully rugged actor with a touch of tongue n' cheek hanging around in his lines. He did a marvelous job in this old vintage Hollywood movie. I had not thought of him as a leading man, but by golly he carries it off in fine form. The Marines should be proud! Semper Fi! Oooooorah! The movie with heart & humor. I liked it very much. It just played on AMC on Cable TV. It tells the story of a real war hero who won a medal. It takes place in the Phillipines. It tells a fine tale, the characters are genuine and not too polished. If I am not mistaken, there are real Marines in the parade sequences. Highly recommended for a "good read". It enables me to grok what all those brave and remarkable young and older men did for us in WWII. May God Bless em' and may we always honor their service.


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