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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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
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Pfc. Jimmy Fowler
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Sally Parker (as Martha MacVicar)
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Pvt. Miller
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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 »

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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 »

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Bless 'em All
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Written by Fred Godfrey
Revised lyrics by Jimmy Hughes and Frank Lake
Sung at the bar and heard as a theme
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This one stars Pat O'Brien AND Robert Ran--so of course I'll watch it!
20 October 2010 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

While Pat O'Brien's films often lacked realism, he was a fun actor to watch and his films almost never failed to entertain. Robert Ryan was also extremely entertaining (but a bit underrated) but a different sort of actor--much more believable and ordinary (in a good way). With both these wonderful actors in the film, it's no surprise that I'd watch this film!

As far as the film goes, it is a pretty standard WWII action film. It chronicles a group of Marines through some nameless engagements as well as a romance between Ryan and Ruth Hussey--who, inexplicably, was cast as an Australian--though she hadn't a trace of the proper accent. Nothing great here, but competently done. Oh, and despite Ryan receiving second billing, clearly he's the leading man here, though O'Brien was the household name--thus the billing. Worth seeing but not necessary unless you are a Robert Ryan fan.


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