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Here Come the Marines (1952)

 |  Comedy  |  29 June 1952 (USA)
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The boys get drafted into the Marines. On their first day in basic training, their commanding officer discovers that Sach's dad is an old war buddy of his, so he makes Sach a sergeant and ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leo Gorcey ...
Huntz Hall ...
Hanley Stafford ...
Col. Thomas F. Brown
Myrna Dell ...
Lulu Mae
Murray Alper ...
Cpl. Stacy
Arthur Space ...
Capt. Miller
Tim Ryan ...
Sheriff Benson
Bernard Gorcey ...
Junior (as Gil Stratton Jr.)
David Gorcey ...
Chuck (as David Condon)
Benny Bartlett ...
Butch (as Bennie Bartlett)
Paul Maxey ...
Jolly Joe Johnson
William Newell ...
Maj. Desmond - CIA
Lisa Wilson ...
Col. Brown's secretary
Riley Hill ...
Capt. Harlow - CIA


The boys get drafted into the Marines. On their first day in basic training, their commanding officer discovers that Sach's dad is an old war buddy of his, so he makes Sach a sergeant and places him in charge of the boys. While on the drill field, they discover the body of a dead Marine, and find a playing card on him that they trace to a local gambling house, where they suspect that the Marine was murdered. Written by

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29 June 1952 (USA)  »

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Bowery Leathernecks  »

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Bowery Boys #26
4 November 2010 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Here Come the Marines (1952)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Number twenty-six has Slip (Leo Gorcey) drafted into the Marines and soon after Sach (Huntz Hall) and the other three join him. It goes without saying but Sach causes one major problem after another but he accidentally stumbles onto a special chemical, which gets him in good with the Colonel who just happen to serve with his father. As Sach goes higher up the ladder, the boys begin to investigate the murder of a marine and it might lead back to a gambling house. Gorcey still has his name above the title here but as with the previous entries, there's no doubt that this one has him taking a backseat to Hall who ends up playing the lead and doing a very good job with it. Usually I can only take so much of him but he actually gets in a pretty good groove here and manages to make the film his very own. I think Hall does a very good job here and I think this is without question one of his best performances as Sach. The dumbness is all here but I think what really works is him slowing rising up the ladder and getting to boss around Slip and the other guys. Seeing Hall get to play the tough guy was extremely fun and I think it added a touch of freshness to the film. Gorcey is also pretty good in his role but the less of him really didn't turn out to be that much of a negative. Paul Maxey turns in a nice performance in his small role as the ring leader of the gambling house and Myrna Dell gets a few nice laughs as the blonde bimbo. We even get Bernard Gorcey in a couple funny bits. No matter what name they were under, the service type comedies were always rather familiar and this one here certainly doesn't offer anything new but I think there are enough laughs to make it worth viewing for fans of the series. I think the weakest aspects involve the gamblers since this has been seen way too many times before.

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