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Leathernecking (1930)

Film version of the 1928 Rodgers and Hart Broadway musical "Present Arms" concerning Chick Evans, a Marine private in Honolulu who falls for society girl Delphine Witherspoon, and begins to... See full summary »

Director:

Edward F. Cline

Writers:

Herbert Fields (play), Alfred Jackson (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Irene Dunne ... Delphine Witherspoon
Ken Murray ... Frank
Louise Fazenda ... Hortense
Ned Sparks ... Sparks
Lilyan Tashman ... Edna
Eddie Foy Jr. ... Chick Evans
Benny Rubin ... Stein
Rita La Roy ... Fortune Teller
Fred Santley Fred Santley ... Douglas
Wilhelm von Brincken ... Richter
Carl Gerard ... Colonel
Werther Weidler Werther Weidler ... Richter's Son
Walter Weidler Walter Weidler ... Richter's Son (as Wolfgang Weidler)
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Film version of the 1928 Rodgers and Hart Broadway musical "Present Arms" concerning Chick Evans, a Marine private in Honolulu who falls for society girl Delphine Witherspoon, and begins to scheme as to how to win her over. His first plan involves impersonating an officer in order to get invited to a society party. However, when his Marine buddies decide to crash the party as well, his real rank is revealed, and so having the opposite effect on Delphine as he had planned. Despondent, he bares his soul to a mutual friend, Edna, who arranges to have the two reunited on Delphine's yacht at sea. However, this meeting goes terribly wrong as well, and a desperate Chick convinces the yacht's captain to fake a shipwreck in order to give him time to win Delphine over. Unfortunately, a real storm arises and the ship is actually wrecked, coming to rest on a desert island. While on the island, Chick's persistence pays off, and he gets the girl. Not only that, on their return to Honolulu, he is ...

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The marines have landed, and the situation is MORE than well in hand! See more »


Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Present Arms See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Color:

Black and White | Color (2-strip Technicolor) (some sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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The sound discs for the film are held by the UCLA Film and Television Archives. See more »

Soundtracks

Shake It Off and Smile
Music by Benny Davis
Lyrics by Harry Akst
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