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The Eve of St. Mark (1944)

Passed | | War, Drama | 22 May 1944 (USA)
Hometown boy Quizz West (William Eythe) is one of fewer than 19,000 draftees in 1940. After being familiarized with his fiancée Janet and him, we find Quizz at a gun position fighting off ... See full summary »

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Janet Feller
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Pvt. Quizz West
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Pvt. Thomas Mulveroy
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Pvt. Francis Marion
Ruth Nelson ...
Nell West
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Deckman West
Stanley Prager ...
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Pvt. Shevlin (as Henry Morgan)
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Joann Dolan ...
Lill Bird
Toni Favor ...
Sal Bird
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Sgt. Ruby
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Pvt. Carter
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Sgt. Kriven
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Zip West
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Hometown boy Quizz West (William Eythe) is one of fewer than 19,000 draftees in 1940. After being familiarized with his fiancée Janet and him, we find Quizz at a gun position fighting off the Japanese along the Philippine shoreline. The situation becomes hopeless for Quizz and his fellow gunners and it's either flee or hold their positions and provide cover for escapees. To make his decision, Quizz communes with his mother and Janet through the medium of dreams. Written by John Paul FD Morris

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TENSE EMOTIONAL DRAMA! (original print ad-all caps) See more »

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22 May 1944 (USA)  »

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Maxwell Anderson's The Eve of St. Mark  »

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The title refers to an old superstition that those sitting in church of the Eve of St. Mark's Feast Day (April 24) will see ghostly images of all who will die during the coming year. See more »

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Edited into All This and World War II (1976) See more »

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Not fantastic but worth a view.
27 March 2007 | by (Manchester, England, UK) – See all my reviews

Run of the mill war time drama centering around the training and combat experiences of a small town farm boy.

The cast of characters are a block of defaults from every war movie ever created. Only the over dramatized, over the top performance of the hugely over written script really lower this into a cinema play of the worst kind.

The scenes in the nightclub when Vincent Price quotes Shakespeare are just dreadful.

First victim of war is Vincent Price's accent. But the time they are going to war he's lost his Southern drawl! Amazingly, the C.O. in Mash turns up when he's in his 20's and HE SOUNDS THE SAME! It's amazing.

Is it worth watching, well... if there's nothing better on. Otherwise, give it a miss.


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