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Pride of the Marines (1945)





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In this film, John Garfield stars as Al Schmid, a true-life marine who served in WWII. Schmid becomes a hero at Guadalcanal, defending a machine-gun post and killing 200 Japanese before he is permanently blinded. Despite being awarded the Navy Cross, Schmid returns home embittered by his disability.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Roger Butterfield, Albert Maltz, Marvin Borowsky
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 5, 2009
Warner Bros.


John Garfield
as Al Schmid
Eleanor Parker
as Ruth Hartley
Dane Clark
as Lee Diamond
John Ridgely
as Jim Merchant
Rosemary DeCamp
as Virginia Pfeiffer
Ann Doran
as Ella Merchant
Rosemary De Camp
as Virginia Pfeiffer
Ann E. Todd
as Lucy Merchant
Mark Stevens
as Ainslee
Anthony Caruso
as Johnny Rivers
Moroni Olsen
as Capt. Burroughs
John Sheridan
as 2nd Marine
John Miles
as Lieutenant
John Compton
as Corporal
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John Garfield gives a compelling performance in this WWII biopic about a soldier who lost his vision.

Full Review… | May 1, 2011

Audience Reviews for Pride of the Marines

Best war movie that shows the hardships of injured soldiers returning home. Most war movies like to focus on the action of the battle, glory of a general or other individuals. Rarely do movies tell the story of the homecoming.

Powerful war film, which focuses more on the wounded soldiers adapting to life after returning home that it does on the war itself. It is melodramatic, but it needs to be to make it?s point. The performances are outstanding by everyone in the cast. John Garfield and Eleanor Parker are excellent in the leads. Rosemary DeCamp, John Ridgely, Ann Todd and Dane Clark provide great support. It is a great and inspiring story, and that story was nominated for an Academy Award. Good direction by Delmer Daves. It has a very creative dream sequence. It was an important film in it's time and paved the way for the similar The Best Years of Our Lives.

James Higgins

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