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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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(as Harold Schuster)

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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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Storyline

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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Release Date:

11 July 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ledernacken  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Goofs

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

Opening credits prologue: (tickertape) 12 SEPT. 1942 ...... IN THE SOUTHWEST PACIFIC UNITED STATES MARINES ON GUADALCANAL LAST NIGHT ENGAGED IN MINOR SKIRMISHES AND PATROL ACTIVITY. JAPANESE REINFORCEMENTS ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN LANDED. OUR POSITIONS REMAIN INTACT. See more »

Soundtracks

Marine Hymn
(uncredited)
Music by Jacques Offenbach
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Truly enjoyed the movie. Pat O'Brien was great.
23 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Great movie, true to history as I have read. I am a history buff and have read World War II history. We need more movies of this value today. We need more praise of military today. I feel pride while watching this movie. Alway enjoy Pat O'Brien movies. The music score was a plus to this movie. History was followed to the true events. See the website for Marine Raiders. We must be proud of our Marine Raiders. Truly enjoyed this type of movies. Hollywood doesn't seem to produce this type of movie today. Maybe Hollywood should view the movies of the 1930's and 1940's. I enjoyed watching AMC and TBS for the old movies. Movies like Marine Raiders makes my Day.


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