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First to Fight (1967)

 |  Drama, War  |  21 May 1967 (UK)
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Jack is the sole survivor of a Japanese attack on his squad at Guadalcanal. Because of his heroism and the fact that he is still alive, he becomes a Medal of Honor hero. He returns to train... See full summary »

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Sgt. Jack Connell
Marilyn Devin ...
Peggy Sanford
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Lt. Col. E.J. Baseman
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Lt. Overman
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Capt. Mason
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Sgt. Tweed
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Gunnery Sgt. Ed Carnavan
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Sgt. Schmidtmer
Bobs Watson ...
Sgt. Maypole
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O'Brien
Ray Reese ...
Hawkins
Garry Goodgion ...
Karl
Robert Austin ...
Adams
Clint Ritchie ...
Sgt. Slater
Stephen Roberts ...
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Jack is the sole survivor of a Japanese attack on his squad at Guadalcanal. Because of his heroism and the fact that he is still alive, he becomes a Medal of Honor hero. He returns to train new recruits for the Marines and falls for a girl named Peggy. When training and marriage leave him with an empty feeling, he decides on a transfer back to the front lines. Soon he will find that marriage and life will change his outlook on the grueling battles that lie ahead. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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The blockbusting story of a fighting marine that comes mortar-screaming out of green hells and jungles!

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During the initial night-time battle against the attacking Japanese forces (8:49),one Japanese soldier is clearly seen firing a German made Maschinenpistole MP40. No such weapons were in use with the Japanese Imperial Army during WW2. See more »

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Great movie with all the drama and action one can ask for
12 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie as a kid when it first came out in 1967. My father let me use his automobile to go to the local drive in theater to see this movie. I was quite impressed with it as a young lad and join the Marine Corps six months later. This movie has a lot of sentimental value for me. But, I'm a little confused as to why it cost so much at $49.00 and change on VHS. Can anyone give me some insight as to why this movie is so valuable? I want to purchase this movie but not at the current asking price.

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Claude W. Butler


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