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Merrill's Marauders ()


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During WW2, a 3000-strong American unit, known as Merrill's Marauders, battles the Japanese forces in Burma.

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Brig. Gen. Frank D. Merrill
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2nd Lt. Lee Stockton
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Bullseye
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Capt. Abraham Lewis Kolodny, MD
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Chowhound
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Sgt. Kolowicz
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Burmese girl
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Gen. Joseph Stilwell
Charlie Briggs ...
Muley (as Charles Briggs)
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Officer
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Officer
Jack C. Williams ...
Doctor
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Cpl. Doskis
Vaughan Wilson ...
Bannister
Pancho Magalona ...
Taggy

Directed by

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Samuel Fuller

Written by

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Milton Sperling ... (screenplay) and
Samuel Fuller ... (screenplay)
 
Charlton Ogburn Jr. ... (book)

Produced by

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Milton Sperling ... producer

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Howard Jackson

Cinematography by

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William H. Clothier ... director of photography (as William Clothier)

Film Editing by

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Folmar Blangsted

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Gordon Bau ... makeup supervisor

Production Management

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William Magginetti ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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William Kissell ... assistant director (as William Kissel)

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Francis E. Stahl ... sound (as Francis M. Stahl)

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Ralph Ayres ... special effects

Stunts

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Chuck Hicks ... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson ... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Williams ... stunts (uncredited)

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Higino Fallorina ... director of photography: second unit (as Higino J. Fallorina)

Music Department

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Max Steiner ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Franz Waxman ... composer: stock music (uncredited)

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Vaughan Wilson ... technical advisor (as Lt. Col. Samuel Wilson)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

Brigadier General Frank D. Merrill leads the 3,000 American volunteers of his 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), aka "Merrill's Marauders", behind Japanese lines across Burma to Myitkyina, pushing beyond their limits and fighting pitched battles at every strong-point. Written by Martin H. Booda

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Taglines How they fought those last 500 miles will remain forever in your memory! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Les maraudeurs attaquent (France)
  • Invasión en Birmania (Spain)
  • Los invasores (Argentina)
  • L'urlo della battaglia (Italy)
  • Gigantes tis Kolaseos (Greece)
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  • 98 min
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Budget $1,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Vaughan Wilson, who plays Gen. Merrill's aide-de-camp Bannister, was actually one of the members of Merrill's Marauders (as Lt. Col. Samuel Wilson), and served as Merrill's deputy during the campaign. See more »
Goofs General Stilwell tells Merrill that he is concerned about the Japanese linking up with the Germans in India. This was a fear in 1942, when the Germans had conquered a vast expanse of Soviet territory, and it looked like they would reach the Caspian Sea and then Persia. But the German advance was turned back at Stalingrad in February 1943. At the time of the conversation in the movie, in early 1944, the Germans were being pushed out of Ukraine. They had no chance of linking up with the Japanese any more. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Typewriter, the Rifle & the Movie Camera (1996). See more »
Crazy Credits Opening credits prologue: JANUARY 1942 See more »
Quotes Bannister: Do you know what I'm going to do after the war? I'm going to get married and have six kids. Then I'm going to line them up and tell them what Burma was like. And if they don't cry, I'll beat the hell out of them.
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