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Marine Raiders (1944)

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 »

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Action | Drama | Romance | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ledernacken See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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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This one stars Pat O'Brien AND Robert Ran--so of course I'll watch it!
20 October 2010 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

While Pat O'Brien's films often lacked realism, he was a fun actor to watch and his films almost never failed to entertain. Robert Ryan was also extremely entertaining (but a bit underrated) but a different sort of actor--much more believable and ordinary (in a good way). With both these wonderful actors in the film, it's no surprise that I'd watch this film!

As far as the film goes, it is a pretty standard WWII action film. It chronicles a group of Marines through some nameless engagements as well as a romance between Ryan and Ruth Hussey--who, inexplicably, was cast as an Australian--though she hadn't a trace of the proper accent. Nothing great here, but competently done. Oh, and despite Ryan receiving second billing, clearly he's the leading man here, though O'Brien was the household name--thus the billing. Worth seeing but not necessary unless you are a Robert Ryan fan.


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