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Baby Blue Marine (1976)

 -  Drama  -  11 September 1976 (UK)
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A would-be Marine fails basic training, and is sent home wearing the "baby blue" fatigues of a washout. En route, he is mugged by a battle-fatigued Marine Raider, who leaves him to ... See full summary »

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Mrs. Hudkins
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Sheriff Wenzel
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Mr. Hudkins
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Pop Mosley (as B. Kirby Jr.)
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Mr. Elmore
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Capt. Bittman
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Barney Hudkins
Will Seltzer ...
Pvt. Phelps
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Buick Driver
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Mrs. Townsley
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A would-be Marine fails basic training, and is sent home wearing the "baby blue" fatigues of a washout. En route, he is mugged by a battle-fatigued Marine Raider, who leaves him to hitch-hike home in an undeserved hero's uniform. A small Colorado town takes him in, treating him like the hero he appears to be. Written by klantry

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In 1943 courage was something you found. Love was something you won.

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Drama

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PG
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11 September 1976 (UK)  »

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Baby Blue Marine  »

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1.85 : 1
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The uncredited role for John Drew Barrymore became his final film appearance before becoming a recluse for the next quarter century. See more »

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During the flag ceremony at the Japaneses Internment Camp, the wrong bugle call is sounded. They are lowering the flag at the end of the day, and that is called a "Retreat" ceremony. The bugle call you are hearing is, "Retreat", which is the first of two bugle calls that are sounded. When "Retreat" is sounded, it lets everyone know to stop and face towards the flag. The salute isn't presented until the second bugle call, "To The Colors", begins, as the flag is being lowered. In this movie, we never actually hear the bugle call, "To The Colors". See more »

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I'LL BE SEEING YOU
By Irving Kahal and Sammy Fain
Sung by Fred Karlin
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Gere gets the goods though.
5 August 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Made in the mid 70s when it looked like Jan Michael Vincent might translate into a romantic male lead, this thoughtful and sensitive film just slipped into nowhere instead, along with his prospects. Richard Gere seen in a minor role as a marine in a lounge somewhere, seemed to overtake JMV from this film and go into Mr Goodbar, Gigolo and Sexy leading man stardom. Like BUSTER AND BILLIE also marred by the VIGILANTE FORCE and WHITE LINE FEVER type violence, BABY BLUE MARINE is actually a charming romantic drama and quite an acting suprise for any viewer who believes JMV is an action star of the time.


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