A U.S. Marine major tries to keep his captain on the right track through combat on Guadalcanal, training new recruits in San Diego, and a relationship with a WAAAF while on leave in Australia.

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Cast

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Maj. Steve Lockhart
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Capt. Dan Craig
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Lt. Ellen Foster
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Sgt. Louis Leary
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Sgt. Maguire
Richard Martin ...
Pfc. Jimmy Fowler
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Sally Parker (as Martha MacVicar)
Russell Wade ...
Lt. Tony 'Junior' Hewitt
Edmund Glover ...
Pvt. Miller
Robert Anderson ...
Lt. Harrigan (as Robert Andersen)
Michael St. Angel ...
Lt. Sherwood
Patrick O'Moore ...
Australian Doctor - Field Hospital
Harry Brown ...
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A U.S. Marine major tries to keep his captain on the right track through combat on Guadalcanal, training new recruits in San Diego, and a relationship with a WAAAF while on leave in Australia.

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COURAGE - Cold as the Steel of their Bayonets! ROMANCE - Warm as the Love which Inspires It! ACTION - Shaking the Skies!

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War | Drama | Action | Romance

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11 July 1944 (USA)  »

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Ledernacken  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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As Pat O'Brien and Robert Ryan are walking down the street, toward the USO. They can be seen to salute twice. The first time as they are walking down the street no member of military can be seen. Only men wearing fedora's and civilian clothes are seen walking down the street. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Ellen Foster: You look lovely.
Capt. Dan Craig: A marine's not supposed to look lovely.
Lt. Ellen Foster: You do.
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Crazy Credits

Closing credits: (tickertape) IN THE EARLY MORNING OF MONDAY, UNITED STATES MARINES, SUPPORTED BY ARMY TROOPS, LANDED IN FORCE ON CAPE TOROKINA AND PURUATA ISLAND. THE ACTION CONTINUES. See more »

Soundtracks

Marine Hymn
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Music by Jacques Offenbach
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film noir?
18 February 2000 | by (flint mi) – See all my reviews

The jungle battle scenes in opening of this film incorporate an atmosphere one usually finds in film noir. The portrayal of Guadalcanal and the related background music tend in this direction, which was not found in many of the war movies of 1944. Special credit should be given to the director of lighting, especially relative to the deep three-dimensional effect created with the interplay of light and dark.


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