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- Based on the experiences of Captain W.S. Lefrancois USMC
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 28 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: April 16, 2002
- Originally Released: 1943
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Robert Mitchum & Randolph Scott|
|Performer:||Alan Curtis, Grace McDonald & Noah Beery Jr.|
|Directed by||Ray Enright|
|Music by||Frank Skinner & Hans J. Salter|
|Screenplay by||Lucien Hubbard|
|Cinematography by||Milton R. Krasner|
Description by OLDIES.com:
Gung Ho! dramatically tells the story of the Second Marine Raider Battalion, the group formed six weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The battalion's purpose was to raid Japanese-held islands and claim them for the United States. Led by Colonel Thorwald, the men endure grueling combat training in preparation for their first mission: to annihilate the much larger and firmly entrenched Japanese garrison on Makin Island. Intense battle sequences highlight this exciting morale booster of a movie.
Most of the narrative comes from first-hand accounts of the battle, giving the film's action a hard-edged realism.
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 3292 ratings.
While based on actual events, the film contains many morale-building sequences, most notably the noble speechifying of the battalion's commander, Randolph Scott. That theme aside, this gritty action movie keeps your attention. There is nothing maudlin about the characterizations; these tough guys know what they're up against. The story takes pains to portray them as real human beings, too. I urge all viewers to also buy A WALK IN THE SUN (offered here at oldies.com)and compare the two films. You'll see that the two years difference between release of this film(1943)and WALK..(1945)marked quite a departure from propaganda programmers and bred a more thoughtful, deliberate cinematic approach.