A U.S. Marine major tries to keep his captain on the right track through combat on Guadalcanal, training new recruits in San Diego, and a relationship with a WAAAF while on leave in Australia.

Director:

Harold D. Schuster (as Harold Schuster)

Writers:

Warren Duff (screenplay), Martin Rackin (original story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Pat O'Brien ... Maj. Steve Lockhart
Robert Ryan ... Capt. Dan Craig
Ruth Hussey ... Lt. Ellen Foster
Frank McHugh ... Sgt. Louis Leary
Barton MacLane ... Sgt. Maguire
Richard Martin ... Pfc. Jimmy Fowler
Martha Vickers ... Sally Parker (as Martha MacVicar)
Russell Wade ... Lt. Tony 'Junior' Hewitt
Edmund Glover ... Pvt. Miller
Robert Andersen ... Lt. Harrigan
Michael St. Angel ... Lt. Sherwood
Patrick O'Moore ... Australian Doctor - Field Hospital
Harry Brown ... Cook
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Storyline

A U.S. Marine major tries to keep his captain on the right track through combat on Guadalcanal, training new recruits in San Diego, and a relationship with a WAAAF while on leave in Australia.

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Taglines:

COURAGE - Cold as the Steel of their Bayonets! ROMANCE - Warm as the Love which Inspires It! ACTION - Shaking the Skies! See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Romance | War

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Approved | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Capt Craig is motivated by the torture and mutilation of a fellow Marine by the Japanese. A real Marine who served on Guadalcanal reported that when he went on a mission to recover the bodies of an ambushed patrol, a Marine sergeant told him the American bodies had been beheaded and had their genitals stuffed in the mouths. The earliest accounts of US troops wearing the ears from Japanese corpses occurred after captured photos showed mutilated Marine bodies from the Battle of Wake Island. See more »

Goofs

As Pat O'Brien and Robert Ryan are walking down the street, toward the USO. They can be seen to salute twice. The first time as they are walking down the street no member of military can be seen. Only men wearing fedora's and civilian clothes are seen walking down the street. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Ellen Foster: You look lovely.
Capt. Dan Craig: A marine's not supposed to look lovely.
Lt. Ellen Foster: You do.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: (tickertape) 12 SEPT. 1942 ...... IN THE SOUTHWEST PACIFIC UNITED STATES MARINES ON GUADALCANAL LAST NIGHT ENGAGED IN MINOR SKIRMISHES AND PATROL ACTIVITY. JAPANESE REINFORCEMENTS ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN LANDED. OUR POSITIONS REMAIN INTACT. See more »

Soundtracks

Bless 'em All
(uncredited)
Written by Fred Godfrey
Revised lyrics by Jimmy Hughes and Frank Lake
Sung at the bar and heard as a theme
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User Reviews

 
Truly enjoyed the movie. Pat O'Brien was great.
23 May 2005 | by tonyfrontinoSee all my reviews

Great movie, true to history as I have read. I am a history buff and have read World War II history. We need more movies of this value today. We need more praise of military today. I feel pride while watching this movie. Alway enjoy Pat O'Brien movies. The music score was a plus to this movie. History was followed to the true events. See the website for Marine Raiders. We must be proud of our Marine Raiders. Truly enjoyed this type of movies. Hollywood doesn't seem to produce this type of movie today. Maybe Hollywood should view the movies of the 1930's and 1940's. I enjoyed watching AMC and TBS for the old movies. Movies like Marine Raiders makes my Day.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

11 July 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Marine Raiders See more »

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RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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