Three Marines take shore leave in San Francisco during World War II. Frankie O'Neill visits his lower-class dysfunctional family; Nico Kantaylis visits his pregnant fiancée; and the upper-class Alan Newcombe visits his high-living playgirl girlfriend. Each must decide whether to make the best of his situation or break out of it. O'Neill drowns his troubles in alcohol, losing the respect of a potential lover; Kantaylis marries his fiancée, but realizes he may not survive the war to see his child; while Newcombe sheds his decadent girlfriend for a pure-hearted Hawaiian nurse. Later, in battle, a heroic act costs one of the Marines his life. Written by
THE ONE TRULY GREAT STORY OF THE U.S. MARINES! (original print ad - all caps)
31 October 1958 (USA)
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The women in this World War 2 story all wear hairdos of the 1950s. See more
I'm sick and tired of wasting my time on a guy whose idea of life is two beers and a bowling alley.
Give Me the Simple Life
Music by Rube Bloom
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