Merrill's Marauders

  • U
  • Samuel Fuller (1962)
  • US
  • 94 min
Merrill's Marauders
Film Review
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4 out of 5

Grey-haired Jeff Chandler never made it to the top rung of Hollywood stardom, and this, his last and finest movie before his premature death from blood poisoning at the age of 42, makes us wonder why. As Brigadier General Frank Merrill, he's a vivid and boisterous leader of a top US Army unit in Second World War Burma. What marks it out from other battle movies is William Clothier's dramatic photography and director Samuel Fuller's understanding of soldiers in action. Fuller knows that war is hell but that the heat of action can strengthen character.

Plot Summary

Wartime drama starring Jeff Chandler and Ty Hardin. Burma, 1942: a crack US Army unit under the command of Brigadier General Frank Merrill captures a village deep behind enemy lines. Exhausted by jungle fighting, Merrill and his men look forward to a period of rest, but then orders come through for another punishing mission.

Cast and crew

Cast

Brig Gen Frank Merrill
Jeff Chandler
Lieutenant Lee Stockton
Ty Hardin
Bullseye
Peter Brown
Major "Doc" Nemeny
Andrew Duggan
Chowhound
Will Hutchins
Sergeant Kolowicz
Claude Akins
Burmese girl
Luz Valdez
General Stilwell
John Hoyt
Muley
Charles Briggs
Lt Col Bannister
Vaughan Wilson
Taggy
Pancho Magolona
Medic
Jack C Williams
Corporal Doskis
Chuck Hicks

Crew

Director
Samuel Fuller

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Available on video
Certificate U
Categories
Drama

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