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