To the Shores of Tripoli (11-Mar-1942)|
Director: H. Bruce Humberstone
Writers: Steve Fisher; Lamar Trotti
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Review by Anonymous (posted on 23-Aug-2007)
Very shallow plot but a good recruiting movie back in World War II. The marine band playing the Marine's Hymn at intervals brought a lot of young men, myself included, into the Corps in 1942. We found that life in the Marine Corps was absolutely nothing as portrayed by John Payne and Maureen O'Hara but then it was too late to do anything about it (hello Iwo Jima). Leaving the plot aside, there were some good shots of close order drill on the parade ground. Semper Fi......
Review by Anonymous (posted on 20-Mar-2008)
The first time I saw it, I paid to see it.I was ten. The second time, we were marched across the parade field at Parris Island to the base outdoor theater. It was the only treat allowed at Boot Camp. When the opening credits jumped onto the screen accompanied by the Hymn, I could have passed out.
Marines wearing neckties on traget practice. Socking the DI and sulking out of the Corps, were just a few of absurdities. But Maureen O'Hara was worth the ticket. Overall, a real Gung Ho show, where the boys belt out the Hymn as they shove off from San Diego for "adventure" in the Pacific. The Marines couldn't have asked for a better recruitment tool.
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