Salute to the Marines

Overview

In this wartime comedy drama an ultra-macho but aging Marine sergeant does all he can to keep his men intimidated and towing the line while they are stationed in the Philippines at the beginning of WW II. The tough-as-nails jarhead does have a terrible secret though--he has never been involved in actual combat. When his unit heads out for battle in China, the sarge is humiliated because he has not been granted permission to go. He begins drowning his sorrows in a bottle and later gets into a fight with some ...
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Overview

In this wartime comedy drama an ultra-macho but aging Marine sergeant does all he can to keep his men intimidated and towing the line while they are stationed in the Philippines at the beginning of WW II. The tough-as-nails jarhead does have a terrible secret though--he has never been involved in actual combat. When his unit heads out for battle in China, the sarge is humiliated because he has not been granted permission to go. He begins drowning his sorrows in a bottle and later gets into a fight with some merchant sailors. As a result he is tossed into the brig until his wife urges him to retire. He reluctantly agrees and tries his hand at civilian life. Later when the Japanese invade the islands, it is the old sergeant who helps the civilian's safely withdraw; unfortunately he dies in the process. His wife also dies. Later their daughter, once a devout pacifist and now a uniformed member of the armed forces, accepts a medal of honor for her courageous father.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/15/2012
  • UPC: 883316651131
  • Original Release: 1943
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Region Code: 0
  • Time: 1:41:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 7,200

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
William Lundigan Rufus Cleveland
Wallace Beery Sgt. Maj. William Bailey
Fay Bainter Jennie Bailey
Reginald Owen Keye Luke
Keye Luke "Flashy" Logaz
Ray Collins Col. Mason
Marilyn Maxwell Helen Bailey
Donald Curtis Randall James
Dick Curtis Corporal
Rose Hobart Mrs. Carson
Hugh Beaumont
Noah Beery Sr. Adjutant
William Bishop Cpl. Anderson
Robert Blake Little Beaver
Mark Daniels Myers
Jim Davis Saunders
Mary Field Mrs. Riggs
Chester Gan
Russell Gleason Pvt. Hanks
Myron Healey Gunner
Fritz Leiber Mr. Agno
Dave "Tex" O'Brien Sergeant
Leonard Strong Karitu
Kam Tong Japanese Officer
Charles Trowbridge Mr. Selkirk
Technical Credits
S. Sylvan Simon Director
Robert D. Andrews Original Story
Glen Barner Set Decoration/Design
George Bruce Screenwriter
John W. Considine Jr. Producer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Howard Greene Cinematographer
W. Howard Greene Cinematographer
Lennie Hayton Score Composer
Stanley Rogers Art Director
Wells Root Screenwriter
Charles E. Schoenbaum Cinematographer
Frederick Y. Smith Editor
Lynden Sparhawk Art Director
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design
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