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We've Never Been Licked (1943)

Approved | | Action, Drama, Romance | 30 August 1943 (USA)
WWII morale film for Texas A&M graduates fighting overseas. Young Brad Craig (Langton) enters the military school with a chip on his shoulder which Mitchum and other upperclassmen quickly ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Richard Quine ...
Brad Craig
Anne Gwynne ...
Nina Lambert
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Cyanide Jenkins
Martha O'Driscoll ...
Deede Dunham
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Traveling Salesman
Edgar Barrier ...
Nishikawa
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Panhandle Mitchell
Bill Stern ...
Bill Stern-Announcer
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Willie
Worth Crouch ...
Worth Crouch
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Blees ...
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Pop Lambert
Alfredo DeSa ...
Fortuno Tavares
Roland Got ...
Matsui
Samuel S. Hinds ...
Col. Jason Craig
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WWII morale film for Texas A&M graduates fighting overseas. Young Brad Craig (Langton) enters the military school with a chip on his shoulder which Mitchum and other upperclassmen quickly knock off. Once adjusted, Craig falls in love with a professor's beautiful daughter, only to find she is in love with his roommate, played by Noah Beery. In the meantime, Craig associates with Japanese spies (including William Frawley of "I Love Lucy") bent on stealing a secret chemical compound being worked on a the University. But is he one of them, or a double agent for his country? Written by Scot Kibbe <scot.kibbe@capitol.tlc.texas.gov>

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UNCLE SAM LEADS THE WAY! (original poster-all caps) See more »

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Action | Drama | Romance | War

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30 August 1943 (USA)  »

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First film of Ward Wood (Air Force; Steve Canyon) See more »

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The Marine's Hymn
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Music by Jacques Offenbach
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See it at the Grove
15 June 2004 | by (Starkville) – See all my reviews

This World War II propaganda film is not to be missed. As one of my father's friends described it: "The other night I saw this crazy movie about an Aggie kamakazie..."

Well the plot is odd, set at Texas A&M College (Whoop!). You have to see this movie at the Grove, on campus in the summertime to really get the full effect. Audience participation is essential.

It is a classic of sorts, along with the Victory at Sea series, this belongs in a time capsule about political incorrectness. Still, it's fun to see Robert Mitchum playing his minor part. The voice will grab you anyway. Fun stuff from a bygone era. The closing scene is worth waiting for.


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