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Tell It to the Marines (1926)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 29 January 1927 (USA)
A gruff Marine sergeant and a handsome new recruit compete for the affection of a nurse.

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(as George Hill)

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(screen play), (titles) (as Joe Farnham)
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U.S. Marine Sergeant O'Hara has his hands full training raw recruits, one of whom, 'Skeets' Burns, is a particular thorn in his side. If Burns's lackadaisical approach to the military were not bad enough, he also makes advances on nurse Nora Dale, whom Sergeant O'Hara secretly loves. Nora is oblivious to O'Hara's feelings and is attracted to the handsome 'Skeet.' But an indiscretion turns her against him, and it takes an expedition to China and a battle with a warlord's bandit brigade to sort things out among the nurse and her two Marines. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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29 January 1927 (USA)  »

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Brand im Osten  »

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$433,000 (estimated)
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(2000 alternate)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Urban legend has it that this film drastically increased Marine enlistment. See more »

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Not even in 1926 would a raw recruit be issued a rifle on his first day in boot camp. Nor would he be told that he is now a Marine by any stretch of the imagination. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. O'Hara: [Last words/Repeated line] Who wants to quit drill for today and drive the General's car?
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William Haines becomes a star
25 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

in this smash hit of 1927 that also boasts a star turn from Lon Chaney. Eleanor Boardman, Carmel Myers, and Warner Oland are also effective in this comedy-drama about the wise guy from Kansas City (Haines) who joins the Marines and grows up under the tutelage of Chaney. From this point in his career until the early 30s (talkies) Haines was a top 5 box office star for MGM.


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