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The Fighting Marines (1935)

Approved | | Action, Adventure | 23 November 1935 (USA)
Corporal Larry Grant and Sergeant "Mac" McGowan, of the United States Marine Corps, are rival for the love of Frances Schiller, but team up to hunt down "The Tiger Shark," a mad, scientific... See full summary »


Wallace MacDonald (story), Maurice Geraghty (story) | 3 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Grant Withers ... Cpl. Larry Lawrernce
Adrian Morris Adrian Morris ... Sgt. Mack McGowan
Ann Rutherford ... Frances Schiller
Robert Warwick ... Col. W. R. Bennett
George J. Lewis ... Sgt. William Schiller [Chs. 1-4] (as George Lewis)
Pat O'Malley ... Capt. Grayson [Ch. 1]
Victor Potel ... Henchman - Fake Native Chief [Ch. 12]
Jason Robards Sr. ... Kota (as Jason Robards)
Warner Richmond ... Metcalf - Henchman
Robert Frazer ... H.R. Douglas
J. Frank Glendon ... M.J. Buchanan (as Frank Glendon)
Donald Reed ... Pedro - Henchman
Max Wagner ... Gibson - Henchman
Richard Alexander ... Ivan - Henchman [Chs. 1-4, 7-9]
Tom London ... Miller - Henchman M-90
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Corporal Larry Grant and Sergeant "Mac" McGowan, of the United States Marine Corps, are rival for the love of Frances Schiller, but team up to hunt down "The Tiger Shark," a mad, scientific wizard who is holding Sergeant William Schiller, Frances' brother, a prisoner on a wild, jungle island in the Pacific. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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12 Smashing, Thrill-Packed Chapters Dealing With the Amazing Adventures of Uncle Sam's Daring Devil-Dogs of Land, Sea And Air! See more »


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Semper Fidelis
Written by John Philip Sousa
Performed by John Philip Sousa and United States Marine Band
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One of the best Mascot serials
28 June 2008 | by dbborroughsSee all my reviews

One of the best Mascot serials concerns a couple of marines taking on the Tiger Shark a masked criminal who is trying to steal a gyro compass and prevent his hide out island from being turned into a military base. This is an action packed serial that is better in the chapters then it is in the cliffhangers. The cast is good (with great chemistry between the two leads), the action better. This is as good as Mascot gets, and in its way it might have rivaled some of Republics best work had it had a music track. Its a minor thing but the lack of music (something Mascot didn't really splurge for at any point) makes a little slow at times. That flaw aside this is one to watch. Its actually very good.

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23 November 1935 (USA) See more »

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El misterio de la isla perdida See more »

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Mascot Pictures See more »
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(12 episodes)

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1.37 : 1
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