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Tell It to the Marines (1926)

Tell It to the Marines





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A tough-as-nails Marine sergeant sets about training a rag-tag group of boys into men. Though sporting a rough and gruff exterior, the sergeant is really a caring, gentle sort. During training, he is especially rough on a smart-alecky young man, whom he hones into a first rate fighter. More tension arise between the men when they fall for the same girl. In one of the film's highlights the sarge, and his protege save an imperiled group, including the girl, from a vicious gang of Chinese bandits. After the rescue, the selfless sergeant gracefully steps aside and returns to training recruits to allow the heroic young Marine and the girl to find romantic bliss. Featuring a nice blend of comedy, adventure and romance, Tell It to the Marines was MGM's second highest grossing film of 1926. It is also one of the rare instances when Lon Chaney, known as "the man of a thousand faces," appeared sans elaborate make-up.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Romance, Classics, Comedy
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Written By: Richard Schayer
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On DVD: May 24, 2012


Lon Chaney
as Sgt. O'Hara
William Haines
as Private Skeet Burns
Eleanor Boardman
as Norma Dale
Frank Currier
as Gen. Wilcox
Eddie Gribbon
as Cpl. Madden
Warner Oland
as Chinese Bandit Leade...
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Dated romantic, comedy and adventure tale that was popular during its release but when viewed today seems just to be silly.

Full Review… | June 3, 2011
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