The Singing Marine

1937

The Singing Marine

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It was from this military musical that the US Marine Corps got it's signature anthem, "The Song of the Marines." The story chronicles the exploits of a young recruit who wins a radio contest and becomes an overnight singing sensation. Unfortunately, the sudden fame has caused a bad case of ego edema in the man and his Corps buddies begin to avoid him. Even his girl friend grows tired of his swaggering. Busby Berkeley staged the musical numbers. The songs include: "I Know Now," "'Cause My Baby Says It's So," "Night Over Shanghai," "The Lady Who Couldn't Be Kissed," "You Can't Run Away from Love Tonight." ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Cast

Dick Powell
as Pfc. Robert 'Bob' / 'Arkansas' Brent
Doris Weston
as Peggy Randall
Hugh Herbert
as Aeneas Phinney / Clarissa
Lee Dixon
as Cpl. Slim Baxter
Jane Darwell
as Ma Marine
Allen Jenkins
as Sgt. Mike Kelly
Larry Adler
as Himself
Rose King
as Fanny Hatteras
Marcia Ralston
as Helen Young
Berton Churchill
as J. Montgomery Madison
Henry O'Neill
as Capt. Skinner
Miki Morita
as Ah Ling
Edward Price
as Travel Information Clerk
Walter Miller
as First Sergeant
Ward Bond
as First Sergeant
Lane Chandler
as Squad Leader
Hal Craig
as Squad Leader
Lucille Osborne
as Soubrette
Sam McDaniel
as Black Man
Eric Portman
as Derelict
Valerie Bergere
as Chinese Madame
Suzanna Kim
as Chinese Dancer
Pierre Watkin
as Marine General
Ralph Dunn
as Marine in Marine Grill
Grace Hayle
as Fat Lady with Mob of Women
Frances Morris
as Girl at Phone
Richard Loo
as Shanghai Hotel Official
Jane Weir
as Girl at Phone
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