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Gung Ho!

Gung Ho!

Randolph Scott
Director: Ray Enright Cast: Randolph Scott
Randolph Scott
, Grace McDonald
Grace McDonald
, Noah Beery Jr.
Noah Beery Jr.
Ray Enright


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Accepted in 1943 as standard wartime propaganda, Gung Ho can be seen today as an outrageous exercise in raging machismo. Randolph Scott plays Thorwald, a marine colonel assigned to assemble a crack squadron of fearless jungle fighters for the all-important raid on Japanese-held Makim Island (which in real life was recaptured only a few weeks before the film's release). Thorwald seems determine to select the dregs of the earth for this mission: most of his squadron is comprised of misfits, barroom brawlers, borderline psychos and outright murderers. It is suggested that these sociopaths are the only men truly qualified for the mission at hand, and by film's end the squadron members-living and dead-are lauded as true-blue patriots. Once one gets past the questionable premise, Gung Ho is a fairly exciting WWII melodrama, with a particularly thrilling climax. The film is currently available in its original form and in a computer-colorized version.

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Product Details

Release Date: 11/22/2016
UPC: 0889290125354
Original Release: 1943
Source: Film Detective
Time: 1:28:00
Sales rank: 3,106

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Randolph Scott Col. Thorwald
Grace McDonald Kathleen Corrigan
Noah Beery Kurt Richter
Alan Curtis John Harbison
J. Carrol Naish Lt. Cristoforos
Robert Mitchum "Pig-Iron" Matthews
David Bruce Larry O'Ryan
Rod Cameron Rube Tedrow
Peter Coe Kozzarowski
Richard Lane Capt. Dunphy
Sam Levene Transport (Leo Andreof)
Milburn Stone Commander Blake
Harold Landon Frankie Montana
John James Buddy Andrews
Louis Jean Heydt Lt. Roland Browning
Irving Bacon Waiter
Chet Huntley Narrator
Robert Kent Sub Officer
Harry Strang Sgt. Jim Corrigan
Walter Sande Gunner McBride

Technical Credits
Ray Enright Director
Alexander Golitzen Art Director
Miton Carruth Editor
John P. Fulton Special Effects
John B. Goodman Art Director
Lucien Hubbard Screenwriter
Milton Krasner Cinematographer
Hans J. Salter Musical Direction/Supervision
Frank Skinner Score Composer
Walter Wanger Producer
Vera West Costumes/Costume Designer

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