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Tell It to the Marines (1926)





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In this film, 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 sort. During training, he is especially rough on a smart-alecky young man, whom he hones into a first rate fighter.

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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 Leader
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Critic Reviews for Tell It to the Marines

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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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Audience Reviews for Tell It to the Marines


Okay, it's not the best film, nor the funniest, nor the one with the most drama or action. It is however, a good film. In it, William Haines is trying to use the Marines to pay for his trip to the 'Tia Juana' (Tijuana) horse races. Howver, Sergeant O'Hara, played by Lon Chaney, manages to get him to enlist. For four years they go though many adventures, and along the way Haines' character even falls in love with the same nurse (played by Eleanor Boardman) that O'Hara is in attracted to. Okay, some of the dialogue is a little dated, and the acting occasionally goes over the top. However, some of the words seem like they were written today, and I could feel the emotions the actors tried to display. I kept laughing and commenting all the way through the movie like the good comedies today sometimes do. It's a good film, even though not the best.

Anthony Bejarano
Anthony Bejarano

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