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Merrill's Marauders (1962)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, War | 14 June 1962 (West Germany)
During WW2, a 3000-strong American unit, known as Merrill's Marauders, battles the Japanese forces in Burma.

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2nd Lt. Lee Stockton
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Capt. Abraham Lewis Kolodny, MD
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Sgt. Kolowicz
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Burmese girl
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Gen. Joseph Stilwell
Charlie Briggs ...
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Jack C. Williams ...
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Cpl. Doskis
Vaughan Wilson ...
Bannister
Pancho Magalona ...
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Brigadier General Frank D. Merrill leads the 3,000 American volunteers of his 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), aka "Merrill's Marauders", behind Japanese lines across Burma to Myitkyina, pushing beyond their limits and fighting pitched battles at every strong-point. Written by Martin H. Booda <booda@datasync.com>

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14 June 1962 (West Germany)  »

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Durchbruch auf Befehl  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

In the battle at Shaduzup, the huge triangular sets of concrete blocks in the rail yard, where the close-in fighting took place, were originally built to support huge fuel tanks used to fill up the engines as they were leaving the yard. See more »

Goofs

When Merrill is writing his letter at the railhead, the closeup shows his writing is well up in the top third of the paper, but in the wider shot he is seen writing under the middle of the page. See more »

Quotes

Bannister: Do you know what I'm going to do after the war? I'm going to get married and have six kids. Then I'm going to line them up and tell them what Burma was like. And if they don't cry, I'll beat the hell out of them.
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Opening credits prologue: JANUARY 1942 See more »

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Thanks Yank
16 November 2003 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

Post Battle Of Britain there were two campaigns of the second world war that were almost exclusively British led and British fought . One was the North African campaign and the other was the Burma campaign , and unlike the inaccurate American flag waver OBJECTIVE BURMA the production team of MERRIL`S MARAUDERS have taken the time and effort to point out the British contribution of the campaign . A British patrol is spotted " A five hundred mile hike and the eighteeneth Japanese imperial army are waiting for them , I`m glad I ain`t in that British Army - Amen to that " and later General Stilwell points out " That the British have been fighting alone here for three years " , so a big thank you to Sam Fuller and co for pointing out a few truths that American didn`t win the war single handed . If only Spielberg , Hanks and Ambrose had done the same with BAND OF BROTHERS


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