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To the Shores of Tripoli (11-Mar-1942)

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone

Writers: Steve Fisher; Lamar Trotti

Keywords: Action/Adventure

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Margaret Early
25-Dec-1919 29-Nov-2000 Strike Up the Band
Alan Hale, Jr.
8-Mar-1921 2-Jan-1990 The Skipper on Gilligan's Island
Russell Hicks
4-Jun-1895 1-Jun-1957 American character actor
Nancy Kelly
25-Mar-1921 2-Jan-1995 The Bad Seed
Harry Morgan
10-Apr-1915 7-Dec-2011 Col. Sherman T. Potter on M*A*S*H
Maureen O'Hara
17-Aug-1920 24-Oct-2015 Miracle on 34th Street
John Payne
23-May-1912 6-Dec-1989 Kansas City Confidential
Randolph Scott
23-Jan-1898 2-Mar-1987 Ride the High Country
William Tracy
1-Sep-1917 18-Jun-1967 Terry and the Pirates
Minor Watson
22-Dec-1889 28-Jul-1965 Guadalcanal Diary


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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