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Pride of the Marines (1945)

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John Garfield stars as Al Schmid, a true-life marine who served in World War II. Schmid becomes a hero at Guadalcanal, defending a machine gun post and killing 200 Japanese before he is permanently blinded by a grenade. Despite being awarded the Navy Cross, Schmid returns home embittered by his disability. After a long and grueling convalescence, he is shaken back to life by his girl friend Ruth (Eleanor Parker) and his best pal (Dane Clark), neither of whom allow Al to wallow in self-pity. The pride in Pride of the Marines comes from Al Schmid's ultimate realization that his sacrifice was worthwhile, and that his sightlessness need not prevent him from leading a full and rewarding life.

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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
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.

May 1, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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