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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... See full summary »

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2nd Lt. Lee Stockton
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Capt. Abraham Lewis Kolodny, MD
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Sgt. Kolowicz
Luz Valdez ...
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Gen. Joseph Stilwell
Charlie Briggs ...
Muley (as Charles Briggs)
Chuck Roberson ...
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Jack C. Williams ...
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Vaughan Wilson ...
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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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16 March 1962 (Finland)  »

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Durchbruch auf Befehl  »

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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 »

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When Stock and the rest of his platoon reach the top of the mountain. The lower part of the left sleeve on his shirt has been cut away. It remains like this for the rest of the film and isn't explained until the last battle Stock has a wound on his arm and a bandaged has been applied but no wound was visible until after the final battle. See more »

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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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"A good psychological study of the suffering of soldiers fighting in the jungle"
8 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"This is not the best war movie I've ever seen, but it is certainly not the worst. (I prefer Sam Fuller's The Big Red One myself.) It certainly uses most of the movie clichés of the day.

For me, the film is a sentimental favorite more than anything else. My father served with the Marauders in Company "L" and we always enjoyed watching it together.

Probably the best thing which I could say about it is how Fuller sets the emotional tone of the life of the soldiers. Watch this movie if you want to see what it was like to fight in the jungles of Burma without enough food or rest."


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