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The Andrews Sisters
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Married couple Jim & Ella Merchant set up their single friend Al Schmid on a blind date with Ruth Hartley. The two hit it off and begin dating. A welder, one day at the workplace, Al learns of a friend's enlistment in the Marine Corps and decides to join himself. Al and Ruth have a last date, with Al insisting that she forget about him as he is about to go into combat. However, when Ruth goes to meet his departure train, he is overjoyed and gives her an engagement ring. Assigned to Guadalcanal, Al and his squad are tasked with preventing the Japanese from breaching their line. During a night attack, many of his fellow Marines are slain, but Al ends up single-handedly saving the day, killing scores of Japanese. However, he is wounded by a suicide bomber near the end of the the battle. At the hospital, Al learns that he is blind, a condition that persists even after surgery. Feeling sorry for himself, he dictates a letter to a nurse, informing Ruth that he is relieving her of any ...Written by
Jon C. Hopwood
Al Schmidt died December 1, 1982, from bone cancer. He was buried at Arlington National Cemetary on December 6th. His wife Ruth was buried next to him at Arlington on September 12, 2002. She had died in August 2002. See more »
About 23 minutes in, when everyone is listening to the radio with the newsflash about Pearl Harbor, the setting in the house is dinnertime. The bombing of Pearl Harbor was early on a Sunday morning. Even if the radio Jim was trying to repair had been broken all day, the family might have heard the news from some other source before the end of the day at dinnertime. But, since Philadelphia time is 6 hours ahead of Hawaii time, it would have been between 2:00 and 3:00 PM in the eastern US when the attacks on Pearl Harbor occurred. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that the news reports did not reach that part of the country till late afternoon or early evening. See more »
Hey, Sarge, where yug goin'?
I got my first three day liberty, Tommy. I'm goin' to losAngeles.
You got a date?
You call this number when you get there.
I don't like blind dates!
She'll be sober when you get there. Give 'er a ring.
What's she like?
Out of this world!
Out of this world, huh?
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Of the many fine talents in the Warner Bros. "stock company," the three leads in "Pride of the Marines" may be considered the "cream of the crop." John Garfield, Eleanor Parker and Dane Clark really never gave a bad performance. Each seemingly could take on any role and make it his/her own.
No matter how weak the script may be, these professionals could work wonders with their honed skill and formidable natural talent. In the case of this film, they had very good material to work with, and their chemistry is invigorating.
Garfield, Parker and Clark are at the peak of their careers here, and it's a pleasure to watch them move from light comedy to serious drama effortlessly. Franz Waxman's score is likewise to be commended, along with the secure direction and razor sharp cinematography.
A most enjoyable and moving film.
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