The Marines Are Here (1938)

60-62 mins | Comedy-drama | 8 June 1938

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HISTORY

The DV review and a HR production chart from 11 Apr 1938 credit Jack Knapp, J. Benton Cheney and Scott Darling with the screenplay and Frank Adreon, Jr. with the story, while the reviews in FD and Var list only Knapp and Cheney for the screenplay and Parsons and Logue for the original story. SAB records for the film indicate that the onscreen credits listed Knapp and Cheney for the screenplay and Edwin C. Parsons and Charles Logue for the original story. Darling is credited with contribution to the dialogue, but according to SAB was not mentioned in the onscreen credits. A news item in HR on 15 Mar 1937 noted that Monogram had just bought an original story from Adreon, which was to be scripted by Parsons and produced by Ken Goldsmith. A 16 Sep 1937 news item in HR noted that Harold Tarshis was to do the dialogue for Parsons' script and that Howard Bretherton was to direct. ...

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The DV review and a HR production chart from 11 Apr 1938 credit Jack Knapp, J. Benton Cheney and Scott Darling with the screenplay and Frank Adreon, Jr. with the story, while the reviews in FD and Var list only Knapp and Cheney for the screenplay and Parsons and Logue for the original story. SAB records for the film indicate that the onscreen credits listed Knapp and Cheney for the screenplay and Edwin C. Parsons and Charles Logue for the original story. Darling is credited with contribution to the dialogue, but according to SAB was not mentioned in the onscreen credits. A news item in HR on 15 Mar 1937 noted that Monogram had just bought an original story from Adreon, which was to be scripted by Parsons and produced by Ken Goldsmith. A 16 Sep 1937 news item in HR noted that Harold Tarshis was to do the dialogue for Parsons' script and that Howard Bretherton was to direct.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
19 May 1938
p. 3
Film Daily
5 Jul 1938
p. 12
Hollywood Reporter
15 Mar 1937
p. 3
Hollywood Reporter
17 Mar 1937
p. 1
Hollywood Reporter
16 Sep 1937
p. 1
Hollywood Reporter
11 Apr 1938
p. 6
Motion Picture Herald
23 Apr 1938
p. 43
Variety
6 Jul 1938
p. 15
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITERS
Orig story
Charles Logue
Orig story
Frank Adreon Jr.
Orig story
Scott Darling
Contr to dial
PHOTOGRAPHY
FILM EDITOR
MUSIC
Mus dir
SOUND
Sd rec
PRODUCTION MISC
E. R. Hickson
Tech dir
Prod mgr
DETAILS
Release Date:
8 June 1938
Production Date:
began 24 Mar 1938
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Monogram Pictures Corp.
6 June 1938
LP8187
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
60-62
Length(in feet):
5,615
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
PCA No:
4263
SYNOPSIS

Terry and her nephew Tommy are shipped from Manila to China after Terry's brother, an army officer, is killed there. Jones, a marine who is frequently in trouble, is sent to meet her and falls in love, but Terry and the hero-worshipping Tommy become disenchanted with Jones when he is thrown in the brig after breaking another service rule. He regains her respect, as well as Tommy's, though, when he and his pal Hogan become heroes during a military ...

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Terry and her nephew Tommy are shipped from Manila to China after Terry's brother, an army officer, is killed there. Jones, a marine who is frequently in trouble, is sent to meet her and falls in love, but Terry and the hero-worshipping Tommy become disenchanted with Jones when he is thrown in the brig after breaking another service rule. He regains her respect, as well as Tommy's, though, when he and his pal Hogan become heroes during a military action.

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Partially Viewed
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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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