First To Fight (Widescreen)

Jack Connell survives overwhelming battle action on Guadalcanal. Yet his toughest test lies ahead. After a stateside hitch where he receives the Congressional Medal of Honor and marries, he's no longer a gung-ho devil dog when back in combat.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 41 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1967
  • Label: Warner Archives
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • English

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Description by OLDIES.com:

U.S. Marines are dug in and ready in First to Fight, a World War II saga that takes its title from the Marine Hymn, its battle savvy from the technical guidance of a Marine veteran of Saipan and Iwo Jima - and its power from a script by "Star Trek" veteran Gene L. Coon, himself a Marine sergeant during World War II and the Korean War.

Jack Connell (Chad Everett) survives overwhelming battle action on Guadalcanal. Yet his toughest test lies ahead. After a stateside hitch where he receives the Congressional Medal of Honor and marries, he's no longer a gung-ho devil dog when back in combat. Connell is frozen with fear - until an unflinching Sarge (Gene Hackman) rekindles his courage. Featured player Hackman would achieve acclaim and stardom later that year in another movie troop, playing Bonnie and Clyde's Buck Barrow.

Product Description:

In this WW II drama, a tough-as-steel Medal of Honor-winning Marine finds himself training recruits on a stateside base and waiting for his wife to bear their first child. Unfortunately, he feels bad about being home when so many other soldiers are dying in the Pacific Theater and so asks to be sent there. He becomes an officer and is assigned to command a regiment on the front line. Unfortunately, once there, he finds himself nearly paralyzed by fear and indecision until a much tougher sergeant reminds him what he is really made of.

Plot Keywords:

Battles | Couples | Heroes | Japan | Love | Marriage | Training | War
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Warner Archive Collection

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 15,363
  • UPC: 883316232026
  • Shipping Weight: 0.18/lbs (approx)
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