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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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The TWA airliner shown during the bond sales tour is a Convair 440 which did not fly until 1947. See more »

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Pretty Good After All
11 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just watched the video. Chad Everett is in his prime as Jack Connell, a marine officer who has won the Congressional Medal of Honor. This film was made shortly before Viet-Nam exploded into all-out war. a gung-ho tale of a once fearless marine who comes to realize that one's life belongs to themselves as well as those with whom they love. Great acting, realistic action scenes, and an impressive performance by Gene Hackman. Sort of strange how in 1967 Chad Everett was being groomed for"super stardom" and Gene Hackman received 6th billing. Turns out that Hackman would shortly become a mega superstar with Bonnie & Clyde and The French Connection, while Everett's film career was reduced to "B" movies; stardom was his on television however.


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