To the Shores of Tripoli

To the Shores of Tripoli

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone

Cast: H. Bruce Humberstone, John Payne, Maureen O'Hara, Randolph Scott

     
 

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H. Bruce Humberstone's To the Shores of Tripoli always had a couple of things going for it, in the form of Randolph Scott as the tough-as-nails drill instructor and Maureen O'Hara as the romantic interest for John Payne in the lead role, as a new recruit. And it was shot in Technicolor, among the relatively few military-oriented movies of its era, and the first

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H. Bruce Humberstone's To the Shores of Tripoli always had a couple of things going for it, in the form of Randolph Scott as the tough-as-nails drill instructor and Maureen O'Hara as the romantic interest for John Payne in the lead role, as a new recruit. And it was shot in Technicolor, among the relatively few military-oriented movies of its era, and the first big-studio World War II films, to be shot in color. But for reasons best known to themselves, and never explained anywhere on this DVD, Fox has released To the Shores of Tripoli in black-and-white -- good, clean, sharp black-and-white, to be sure, but black-and-white. Some of it might even work better that way, but it was certainly not the director or the cinematographer's intent that it be seen this way, and it's an embarrassment on that level; plus, it deprives the viewer of seeing Maureen O'Hara's red hair in all its glory. The presence of 22 chapters in an 86-minute movie shows that somebody cared about and worked seriously on this release, and the quality of the sound and of the transfer that was done, with whatever materials were used, is of similarly high quality. The disc opens on a simple menu automatically, and among the bonus features, apart from Spanish subtitles, are a selection of eight trailers from other Fox titles either out or due out on disc. It's a pity with all of those features and that careful effort that the producers couldn't have come up with the movie in color, or warned somewhere on the package that it was in black-and-white.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/21/2002
UPC:
0024543039556
Original Release:
1942
Rating:
NR
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:26:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Interactive menus; Scene selection; Theatrical trailer; Full-frame format (aspect ratio 1.33:1); Audio: English stereo, English mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Payne Chris Winters
Maureen O'Hara Second Lt. Mary Carler
Randolph Scott Dixie Smith
Nancy Kelly Helene Hunt
William Tracy Johnny Dent
"Slapsie Maxie" Rosenbloom Okay Jones
Henry Morgan Mouthy
Edmund MacDonald Butch
Russell Hicks Maj. Wilson
Minor Watson Capt. Winter
Ted North Bill Grady
Basil Walker Joe Sutton
Charles Tannen Swifty
Alan Hale Tom Hall
Margaret Early Susie
Frank Orth Barber
Iris Adrian Blonde
Joseph Crehan Uncle Bob
John Hamilton Gen. Gordon
Stanley Andrews Doctor
Richard Lane Lieutenant
Gordon Jones Corporal
Hugh Beaumont Orderly
Charles Brokaw Actor
Hillary Brooke Actor
Frank Coghlan Bellboy
Roberl Conway Ensign
Esther Estrella Actor
Patricia Farr Girl
James Flavin Warden
Chester Gan Chinaman
William Haade Truck Driver
Vinton Haworth Officer
Knox Manning Newscaster
Patrick McVey Radio Operator
Anthony Nace Corporal
Gaylord "Steve" Pendleton Actor
Walter Sande Pharmacist's Mate
Byron Shores Captain
Harry Strang Chief Petty Officer
Frank Sully Truck Driver
James C. Morton Bartender
Elena Verdugo Spanish dancer

Technical Credits
H. Bruce Humberstone Director
Edward J. Cronjager Cinematographer
Harry Jackson Cinematographer
Allen McNeil Editor
Alfred Newman Score Composer
William Skall Cinematographer
Milton Sperling Associate Producer
Lamar Trotti Screenwriter
Gwen Wakeling Costumes/Costume Designer
Darryl F. Zanuck Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles [1:14]
2. The U.S. Marine Corps. [2:48]
3. The Skipper's Son [2:27]
4. Last Night of Freedom [7:54]
5. 5 A.M. [:10]
6. Words of Wisdom [2:10]
7. Calisthenics [3:40]
8. Tent Living [4:41]
9. A Navy Nurse [2:33]
10. Sick Bay [:46]
11. A Pass [1:27]
12. A Private's Opinion [9:08]
13. Dress Blues [2:31]
14. A Private's Trouble [1:29]
15. The Sergeant Takes the Rap [6:47]
16. At the Dance [3:38]
17. Maneuvers [1:54]
18. Target Practice [3:26]
19. Heart [2:06]
20. Dad [2:30]
21. A Change of Heart [7:11]
22. End Titles [:19]

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