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Merrill's Marauders (1962)

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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
Will Hutchins ...
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Sgt. Kolowicz
Luz Valdez ...
Burmese girl
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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 ...
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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Durchbruch auf Befehl  »

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Trivia

Vaughan Wilson, who plays Gen. Merrill's aide-de-camp Bannister, was actually one of the members of Merrill's Marauders (as Lt. Col. Samuel Wilson), and served as Merrill's deputy during the campaign. See more »

Goofs

When Merrill and Stockton converse after the first battle, Merrill's pipe moves instantaneously to and from his mouth between shots. 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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"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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