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Marine Raiders

  • Drama
  • 1944
  • Harold Schuster
  • 90 mins
  • PG

Summary

American recruits are put through a tough Marine training course in preparation for combat action, but a brief stopover in Australia leads to a whirlwind romance - and tragedy. Second World War adventure, starring Robert Ryan, Pat O'Brien, Ruth Hussey and Frank McHugh.

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Review

Rating: 2 out of 5.

This Second World War adventure salutes the marines who trained and then fought for the island of Guadalcanal in the South Pacific. Filmed in pseudo-documentary style, it takes a handful of marines, led by blokeish Pat O'Brien, and plonks them down in California for basic training before showing how they fare in battle. Australia serves as a halfway house, where there's time for romance and wedding bells for Robert Ryan and Ruth Hussey. Guadalcanal was also the setting for both film versions of The Thin Red Line.

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Credits

Cast

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Capt Dan CraigRobert Ryan
Major Steve LockhardPat O'Brien
Ellen FosterRuth Hussey
Sgt Louis LearyFrank McHugh
Sgt MaguireBarton MacLane
JimmyRichard Martin (1)
MillerEdmund Glover

Crew

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DirectorHarold Schuster

Details

Theatrical distributor
R.K.O. Radio Pictures Ltd
Language
English
Formats
Black and white
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