To the Shores of Tripoli (1942) - Rotten Tomatoes

To the Shores of Tripoli (1942)

To the Shores of Tripoli





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One of the first big-studio productions to acknowledge America's entry into WWII, 20th Century-Fox's To the Shores of Tripoli was filmed with full the cooperation of the US Marine Corps. John Payne plays Chris Winters, a wealthy, wise-lipped young Marine recruit who learns the true meaning of "Semper Fidelis" the hard way, courtesy of tough-as-nails drill sergeant Dixie Smith (Randolph Scott). Chris also falls in love with Navy nurse Mary Carter (Maureen O'Hara in her first Technicolor appearance), which leaves his poor hometown sweetheart Helene Hunt (Nancy Kelly) in the lurch. By film's end, Chris is one of the Few and the Proud as he and his buddies are shipped off to combat overseas. Portions of To the Shores of Tripoli were filmed in Hawaii just before the Pearl Harbor attack; according to studio publicity, some of the cameramen managed to capture portions of the Japanese raid on film, though none of these scenes seem to have made their way into the final release print.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Classics, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Lamar Trotti
On DVD: May 21, 2002
20th Century Fox Film Corporation


John Payne
as Chris Winters
Randolph Scott
as Sgt. Dixie Smith
Maureen O'Hara
as Mary Carter
Nancy Kelly
as Helene Hunt
Russell Hicks
as Maj. Wilson
Minor Watson
as Capt. Winters
Ted North
as Bill Grady
Frank Orth
as Barber
Alan Hale Jr.
as Tom Hall
Richard Lane
as Lieutenant
Gordon Jones
as Corporal
Anthony Nace
as Corporal
Elena Verdugo
as Dancer Specialty
James C. Morton
as Bartender
Esther Estrella
as Spanish Girl
Marissa Flores
as Spanish Girl
William Haade
as Truck Driver
Walter Sande
as Pharmacist's Mate
Patrick McVey
as Radio Operator
Byron Shores
as Captain
Knox Manning
as Newscaster
Harry Strang
as Chief Petty Officer
Chester Gan
as Chinaman
Pat McVey
as Radio Operator
Frank Sully
as Truck Driver
Joseph Crehan
as Uncle Bob
John Hamilton
as Gen. Gordon
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It serves best as a recruitment film for the U.S. Marines.

Full Review… | May 28, 2007
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