Marines, Let's Go! (1961)

104 mins | Comedy-drama | 1961

Director:

Raoul Walsh

Producer:

Raoul Walsh

Cinematographer:

Lucien Ballard

Editor:

Robert Simpson

Production Designers:

Jack Martin Smith, Alfred Ybarra

Production Company:

Twentieth Century--Fox Film Corp.
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HISTORY

Location scenes filmed in Japan. ...

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Location scenes filmed in Japan.

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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
MUSIC
Edward B. Powell
Orch
VISUAL EFFECTS
MAKEUP
Makeup
Hairstyles
SOURCES
SONGS
"Marines, Let's Go!" music and lyrics by Mike Phillips and George Watson.
SONGWRITER/COMPOSER
DETAILS
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 15 Aug 1961
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Twentieth Century--Fox Film Corp.
2 August 1961
LP20110
Physical Properties:
Sound
Westrex
Color
De Luxe
Widescreen/ratio
CinemaScope
Duration(in mins):
104
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Following combat duty in Korea, a group of United States Marines are given a furlough in Japan. David Chatfield, a Boston aristocrat, says goodby to Song-Do, the native girl he plans to marry, and then joins his buddies in Yokosuka. Also in the company are Skip Roth, a shrewd fellow known as "the brain," and "Let's Go" McCaffrey, a free-wheeling, heavy-drinking soldier who resents David's upper-class background. The men have adventures in a bath house, in a night club, and with numerous American and Japanese women. McCaffrey gets into a brawl and is about to be court-martialed for the second time when an official order arrives cancelling all leaves because the Chinese forces have begun to move again. Once back in Korea, David is reunited with Song-Do; but a jealous native girl betrays them, and they are taken prisoner by the Chinese. McCaffrey and his men arrive in time to save David and Song-Do from execution. The next morning during combat, McCaffrey is severely wounded. He seeks out David, takes his hand, and ...

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Following combat duty in Korea, a group of United States Marines are given a furlough in Japan. David Chatfield, a Boston aristocrat, says goodby to Song-Do, the native girl he plans to marry, and then joins his buddies in Yokosuka. Also in the company are Skip Roth, a shrewd fellow known as "the brain," and "Let's Go" McCaffrey, a free-wheeling, heavy-drinking soldier who resents David's upper-class background. The men have adventures in a bath house, in a night club, and with numerous American and Japanese women. McCaffrey gets into a brawl and is about to be court-martialed for the second time when an official order arrives cancelling all leaves because the Chinese forces have begun to move again. Once back in Korea, David is reunited with Song-Do; but a jealous native girl betrays them, and they are taken prisoner by the Chinese. McCaffrey and his men arrive in time to save David and Song-Do from execution. The next morning during combat, McCaffrey is severely wounded. He seeks out David, takes his hand, and dies.

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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