MARINES & THE CORPS IN MOVIES / TV .....
"Abroad with Two Yanks" (1944). Two Marines are in Australia chasing a sweetheart in between fighting WW II
"Don Adams' Screen Test" (1974-77/syndicated/26 episodes). The former Marine was host and director of the comedy and audience-participation show
"Air Force" (1943). Beleaguered Marines on Wake Island help out an ill-fated B-17 and its crew forced to fly to the Philippines in December 1941. The plane, with a Marine aboard, is repaired by Marines and soldiers and escapes to Darwin as the Japs close in on the Philippines.
"Aliens" (1986). Ripley, a survivor of the 1979 ''Alien," returns 57 years later to distant planet LB 426 with Marines sent to check out her horror story.
"All the Young Men" (1960). Marines object when.a young black sergeant, not a combat veteran, take over their unit in Korea.
"Ambush Bay" (1966). Marines have 96 hours to search a Jap-held Philippine island for someone with information needed by Gen.MacArthur. Cast includes former Marine Hugh O'Brian.
"American Ninja 2: The Confrontation" (1987). Army Rangers catch a drug kingpin rearranging genes of kidnapped Marines to create an army of ninja assassins. (''American Ninja" focuses on an Army base.)
"Away All Boats" (1956). The Marines aren't identified as such, but the Corps helped with the film at Vieques Island and a Marine officer was a technical adviser in the film about the captain of the transport Belinda inspiring his crew to bravery against Jap kamikaze attacks.
"Baa Baa. Black Sheep" (1976-77/NBC). Technical adviser, Pappy Boyington himself. Renamed ''Black Sheep Squadron"' 1977-78/NBC. (See also "Flying Misfits")
"Baby Blue Marine" (1976). A bucolic tale portrays a WW II Marine dropout mistaken for a hero by residents of a small town. (See also "Hail the Conquering Hero.")
"Back Street" (1961). Marine photos and uniforms abound as an Ohio woman spends her life as a married New Yorker's mistress.
"Back to Bataan" (1945) Two (real) Marines are pictured as the film begins, emerging from 3-year captivity, and two (real) Marines at the close in a film otherwise devoted to the Army and guerrillas.
"Bad Day at Black Rock" (1954). A one-armed stranger gets off the train in a dusty town and starts asking questions, particularly to a local tough whom the Marines turned down the day after Pearl Harbor.
"Battle Cry" (1955). Romance distracts Marines in a communications battalion in New Zealand during WW II. Directed by Raoul Walsh. Cast includes former Marine James Whitmore. Based on novel by former Marine Leon Uris, who did screenplay. Technical adviser was the legendary Col. James Crowe. Filmed at Vieques, Pendleton, San Diego and Hollywood.
"Battle Flame" (1958). A wounded Marine lieutenant falls for a hospital nurse in Korea.
"Battle Zone" (1952). Two Marine combat photographers, rivals for the same nurse, go behind enemy lines in Korea.
"Beachhead" (1954). Marines work with the daughter of a local planter who knows about Jap minefields in the Solomon Islands.
"Beach Red" (1967). A Marine captain and his men try and take a Pacific island from the Japs during WW II.
"Behind Enemy Lines" (1997). A former Marine enters Vietnam to rescue a captured comrade.
"Betrayed" (1988). An FBI agent falls in love with a former Marine / white supremacist whose group she infiltrates. Her boss also is a former Marine.
"Big Jim McLain" (1952). A former Marine investigator who fought in Korea is killed as special agents fight terrorism in Hawaii for the House Un-American Activities Committee. In the final scene, symbolically, Marines board transports on their way to fight in Korea. Possibly the only movie in which John Wayne plays a former Marine.
"Blood Warriors" (1993). A former Marine is thrown into a deadly conflict with a gang of mercenaries led by a former comrade.
"The Blue Dahlia" (1946). In an opening scene, a Marine corporal tangles with a former sailor (played by William Bendix), just back from the South Pacific, over juke box noise.
"The Bob Mathias Story" (1954). The two-time Olympic decathlon champion plays himself in a biographical film that ends with his joining the Marines.
"Born Again" (1978). If inspired by the religious rebirth of former Marine Charles Colson, President Nixon's special counsel, after his Washington skullduggery, one might be absorbed by this one-dimensional account.
"Born on the Fourth of July" (1989). Based on book of former Marine and Purple Heart recipient Ron Kovic, movie was filmed in Dallas and the Philippines. Kovic, a Vietnam war protester, was wheeled away from 1972 GOP national convention and addressed 1976 Democratic convention. Oliver Stone's production, with former Marine Dale Dye a technical adviser.
"The Boys in Company C" (1978). A pusher. an athlete, a would-be writer and other Marine recruits go from boot camp to Vietnam. Cast includes former Marine DI R. Lee Ermey.
"The B.R.A.T. Patrol" (1986). Marine base ''brats" try to warn officers about a plot to steal top-secret military hardware. Cast includes former Marine Brian Keith.
"Busses Roar" (1942). Set in wartime California, the film centers around a Jap plot to plant a bomb in a passenger bus. A Marine foils the conspiracy."By Dawn s Early Light" (1989/TV). (Rip Torn plays a Marine colonel)
"Caddyshack" (1988). A former Marine who probably had too many C-rations in the field is hired in this comedy by the snooty president of a country club to bump off a self-made man whose daughter wants to join.
"Cadet Kelly" (2002).
"The Caine Mutiny (1954). A paranoid Navy skipper panics when his ship is taken under fire on a Pacific amphibious operation, leaving the Marine landing force without supporting fire.
"Calling All Marines" (1939). Plans are stalemated for a radio-controlled aerial torpedo for a foreign government.
"Call Out the Marines" (1942). A comedy updates the Flagg and Quirt characters, with the boys tangling with a waterfront seductress while on the trail of spies in San Diego.
"Captain America" (1979). His former Marine son continues the family tradition of righting wrongs, pursuing an arch-criminal aiming a neutron bomb at Phoenix.
"Carolina Skeletons" (1991). A Vietnam-veteran Marine major works with a sheriff's daughter to clear his brother executed in the 1930s.
"Cat Chaser" (1991). The owner of a Mami motel, who fought with Marines in 1965 in Dominican Republic and has the traditional Marine tattoo, makes plans with a rich thug's wife.
"Chasers" (1994). A yeoman second class finds himself assigned to a chief petty officer to drive to the Marine brig at Camp Lejeune and transport a prisoner back to Charleston,S.C. The prisoner, a WM, is beautiful and sexy. One scene, in particular, the Orange County Register reviewer said, is "about as randy as R-rated studio fare gets these days."
"China Venture" (1953). A Marine captain, his Navy superior and a Navy nurse search for a crash-landed Jap admiral.
"Cindy" (TK). The "Cinderella" fairy tale is updated to 1940s Harlem, with a Marine tie-in.
"Cinema Combat/Hollywood Goes to War" 1990s documentary/TK .
"Citizen Cohn" (1992/HBO). After an early association with former Marine Joe McCarthy and the 1950's witch hunt, Roy N.Cohn becomes a flamboyant defense attorney before his lifestyle catches up with him.
"City of Hope" (1991). A developer's son and his father try to cope with corruption in a New Jersey city while mourning the loss of a brother/son in Vietnam. Belatedly, it turns out, he had the choice of going to jail or to the Marines.
"Class of '44" (1973). Benjie joins the Marines, and Hermie and Oscy go to college in the sequel to ''Summer of '42."
"Clear and Present Danger" (1994). The third Jack Ryan film from a Tom Clancy novel. This time, the former Marine is thrust into a more active role in the intelligence bureaucracy, battling villainous feds as well as Colombian drug lords.
"The Cockeyed World" (1929). The Raoul Walsh film, a sequel to ''What Price Glory," sends Capt. Flagg and Sgt.Quirt from Vladivostok to Nicaragua by way of Coney Island.
"Come On, Leathernecks" (1938)
"Come On, Marines" (1934). Leathernecks test the tropics, or vice versa.
"Coming Home" (1978). A Marine captain goes to Vietnam, and his wife falls in love with a bitter veteran in a wheelchair (won two Oscars).
"Cover Up" (1984). A photographer spies in Central America with a former Marine posing as her model (edited from the TV series)
"Cover-Up" (1990)). A Marine colonel fakes his death in a car bomb blast at a Navy base and then tries to start WW III in the Mideast by unleashing violent poison gases during public religious ceremony. In a bizarre twist, two men die from these gases when a poison-gases bag explodes after a phone recording completes playing of ''The Marines Hymn".
"Crash Dive" (1943). It's an all-Navy movie, but the opening film credits list "Tyrone Power/ USMCR." It was his last film before going off to boot camp.
"Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232" (ABC/1992). United Airlines Flight 232 crashes July 19, 1989, in Sioux City, Iowa, where residents are ready to respond. But the plane is landed expertly by pilot and former Marine Al Haynes (played by Charlton Heston), whose actions helped save the lives of many of the crew and passengers. Production later was renamed "A Thousand Heroes."
"Crazylegs" (1953). A fictionalized account of football great and former Marine Elroy Hirsch, who plays himself.
"Cry Danger'' (1951). A crippled Marine veteran and a pardoned convict move into a trailer camp near a prison buddy's shady wife.
"The Cuban Love Song" (1931). A Marine falls in love with a peanut vendor in Cuba and goes back with a buddy after the war to find her.
"Dangerous Evidence: The Lori Jackson Story" (1999). A civil rights activist champions an accused rapist.
"Deadly Relations" (1993/ABC). The wife of a brutish former Marine stays with him even after she learns he murdered two of their sons-in-law for their insurance money.
"The Deadly Tower" (1975). Former Marine Charles Whitman shoots passersby from a Texas tower 4 August 1966, killing 13 and wounding 33. Cast includes former Marine Pernell Roberts.
"Dead Presidents!" (1995). A bright young man from the Bronx is tired of school, enlists in the Marines and is sent to Vietnam. On his return, the neighborhood has deteriorated and he helps plan a robbery.
"Death Before Dishonor" (1987). A gung-ho Marine sergeant goes in after a colonel kidnapped by terrorists in the Mideast (TV movie). Leading character keeps a picture of John Wayne in "Sands of Iwo Jima" on his wall. Cast includes former Marine Brian Keith.
"Death Tide at Tarawa" (1993/A&E). Documentary recounts the savage WW II battle in the ''Our Century" series. Hosted by Edward Hermann. Narrator is Col. Joseph Alexander USMC-ret., with two Navy Cross winners, author Robert Sherwood and actor Eddie Albert (a Navy salvage officer there) appearing.
"Delta Force 2" (1990). A colonel leads Marines on a mission to destroy an untouchable Latin drug thug's cocaine cartel.
"Demon Store" (N.A.)
"Dempsey" (1983). The story of heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey includes his celebrated long-count fight with Gene Tunney, the ''Fighting Marine."
"Devil Dogs of the Air" (1935). A Marine flier clashes in San Diego with a brash stunt pilot from Brooklyn.
"The D.I. " (1957). An emotionally empty drill sergeant tries to whip his Marine recruits into shape in 12 weeks. One becomes a thorn in his side. (The plot was used with a different outcome 13 years later in ''Tribes.")
"Diamonds Are Forever" (1971). Marine helicopters help Agent 007 save the world from Blofed's space laser, leading the final attack on his headquarters on an offshore drilling rig.
"Diplomatic Immunity" (1991). A Marine sergeant goes to Paraguay to avenge his daughter, slain by a passport-protected big shot.
"Dive Bomber" (1941). It's mostly Navy fare, but two young women, tired of inattention from Errol Flynn and Fred MacMurrary, diitch them for two young Marines in the uniform of the day -- and the era.
"Dogfight" (1991). Four Marines hold a competition to see who can find the homeliest date. When one winds up with a plain but shy girl, he gets more than he bargained for. Based on novel by former Marine Bob Comfort.
"Don't Go Near the Water'' (1957). In brief episodes, a Marine guard escorts a war correspondent (Eva Gabor) about a heavy cruiser. She also goes ashore with Marine assault troops in a landing craft.
"Doublecrossed" (1991). A Marine lieutenant colonel holding valuable information finds himself in the middle as a drug smuggler turns ill-fated government informer in a Colombian drug-cartel case.
"Down in San Diego" (about 1943). A quickie in which teen-agers foil spies at a Navy base. Promotion ads feature two Marines in dress blues.
"Dream Wife" (1953). In a brief segment, a macho Marine is one of several servicemen trying to date a Mideast princess in the romance comedy during an oil crisis.
"Ed Wood" (1994). Columbia Pictures lined up Johnny Depp, Christian Slater, Martin Landau and Bill Murray for the movie about the quirky, cross-dressing, B-movie director and former Marine. But studio put project into turnaround, meaning other studios could pick it up.
"The End of Camelot" (1993/Discovery). A story of the Kennedy assassination, which naturally includes former Marine Lee Harvey Oswald.
"Enemy Agents Meet Ellery Queen" (1942). The famous detective is caught in a crossfire between Gestapo agents and the Marines in trying to locate jewelry being smuggled in a mummy case.
"Enemy Mine" (1985). A space pilot and his enemy unite to survive.
"The Enemy Within" (1994). A Marine colonel prevents a coup led by the Marine commandant
"Escape From the Planet of the Apes" (1973). Marines help recover chimps Cornelius and Zire from a spaceship that took off in the 40th century, guard them while civilians ponder the pair's fate, then join the search once they escape.
"Executive Action" (1973). An imaginative version of the facts behind the 1963 assassination of President Kennedy by former Marine Lee Harvey Oswald. Cast includes former Marine Robert Ryan.
"Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald" (1993/NBC). In 1978, the widow of former Marine Lee Harvey Oswald tells her story of the 1963 assassination of President Kennedy.
"The FBI Story" (1959). An agent with a worried wife stays 25 years fighting the Ku Klux Klan, gangsters and Nazi spies but has a Marine son killed in a Pacific operation during WW II.
"FDR -- The last Year" (1980/TV). Col. James Roosevelt USMCR helps his father recover from an attack the day before the 1944 Democratic National Convention in San Diego as a Marine band plays outside the train car.
"Feds" (1988). Two women a former Marine and a bookworm -- put up with sexist jokes while training to become FBI agents.
"Fellow Traveler" (1990). The 1950s (Joe) McCarthy witch hunt ruins a Hollywood star and drives his screenwriter friend to
"A Few Good Men" (1992). A brash, young Navy lawyer and a by-the-book colleague defend two closemouthed Marines accused of murdering a fellow Leatherneck known to have "broken the code.".The base commander, who regards himself as untouchable, tries to stonewall the attorneys.
"55 Days at Peking" (1963). A Marine major and soldiers from 11 countries guard an international compound under siege during Boxer Rebellion in 1900.
"Fighter Attack" (1953). A biographical tale of Sterling Hayden's last mission as a Marine in the OSS during WW II in Italy.
"Fighting Devil Dogs." A 1930s serial. Cast includes former Marine Lee Powell.
"The Fighting Marine" (1926). A look at boxer Gene Tunney. a WW I Marine.
"The Fighting Marines" (1935). A Saturday-matinee serial of ''12 exciting episodes."
"The Fighting Seabees" (1944). Written either by a civilian or a Seabee, the film credits the Seabees for winning WW II. Marines occasionally are mentioned or can be spotted in drab uniforms looking like soldiers.
"The Final Countdown'' 1980. A Navy captain is given an opportunity to alter history by preventing the Jap raid on Pearl Harbor.
"Firefox." Carries a closing Marine credit.
"First Platoon" (1985). A documentary on 32-man Marine platoon during a NATO exercise in northern Norway.
"First to Fight" (1967). A Guadalcanal Marine hero settles stateside with his wife, then returns to battle and freezes under fire. Cast includes former Marines Gene Hackman and Bobby Troup. Filmed at Camp Pendleton.
"Five Ashore in Singapore" (1967). A CIA agent and four Marines find missing Marines in a frozen state on a mad scientist's floating laboratory.
"Flash Gordon" (1936). Movie on the hero of the 25th century was based on the comic strip by former Marine Alex Raymond.
"Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars" (1938).
"Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe" (1940)
"Flash Gordon" (TV/1953-54/syndicated/39 episodes)
"Flash Gordon" (TV/1979). A Saturday morning NBC cartoon series.
"Flash Gordon" (1980/made in Great Britain)
"Flight" (1929). Marine buddies battle in the flying corps (its aerial sequences ahead of the times). It was shot at MCB San Diego, North Island NAS and possibly Mexico.AMC restored the film with remarkable photo quality directed by Frank Capra in 1998. Original publicity said it was the "first aviation picture with sound."
"Flying Leathernecks" (1951). World War II Marines during aerial combat gain a new respect for a squadron leader who never lets up. One of John Wayne's three movies portraying a Marine. Cast includes former Marine Robert Ryan. Technical adviser was Col. Richard Hughes.
"Flying Misfits" (1976): Marine Maj. Gregory ''Pappy" Boyington leads a rowdy squadron in the South Pacific. (From ''Baa Baa Black Sheep" TV series)
"Follow the Fleet" (1936). While the film focuses primarily on the West Coast Navy, it finds time for an irate ship's Marine detachment to beat up a contingent of sailors dancing together while taking lessons.
"Follow Your Heart" (1990). A stranded Marine veteran befriends an old woman, her retarded son and a Vietnamese girl in a desert town.
"A Force in Readiness" (tk). Marine Reservist William Hendricks received Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award in 1960 for film.
"Four Days in November" (1964). Archival footage recalls the circumstances of the Nov. 23. 1963. assassination of President Kennedy by former Marine Lee Harvey Oswald.
"From Headquarters" (1929). The action drama involves a group of sightseers lost in a Central American jungle.
"Frontline: Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald?" (1993/PBS). The three-hour documentary makes perhaps the strongest case yet for the single-gunman theory in the 1963 presidential assassination. Among the items examined is The Guidebook for Marines former Marine Lee Harvey Oswald gave to an anti-Castro leader in New Orleans in 1963.
"Full Metal Jacket" (1987). Stanley Kubrick's drama follows a group of Marines from basic training to the 1968 Tet offensive. Cast includes former Marine DI R.Lee Ermey.
"The Gallant Hours" (1960). Marines such as Gen. Vandegrift, Gen. Geiger and Capt. Joe Foss plus the Marine carrier detachment come and go in the film biography of Adm.William ''Bull" Halsey, who wears a Marine utility uniform on occasion.
"The Gang's All Here" (1943). A serviceman is caught between a fiery entertainer and a Park Avenue socialite in the wartime musical. A promotion ad features a tough-looking Marine sergeant in dress blues dancing at a U.S.O. club.
"Getting Even" (1993). A pair of veterans are recruited to track down the former Marine who betrayed them in Vietnam and who is now an international drug trafficker and arms dealer.
"The Girls of Pleasure Island" (1953). Marines land on a tropical island where an Englishman lives with his three daughters.
"The Godfather" (1972), ''The Godfather, Part.II" (1974), ''The Godfather, Part III" (1990). Michael Corleone, a Marine in WW II and winner of a Navy Cross, rises through the family hierarchy, becomes a don, moves operations to Las Vegas and tries to take over the Vatican bank but enacting a fearful toll of those close to him along the way.
"The Great Impostor" (1960). High-school dropout Ferdinand Waldo Demara passes as a Marine, as well as a professor, warden, Trappist monk and surgeon.
"The Great Santini" (1979). A teen-ager finally stands up to his bullying father, a gung-ho peacetime Marine pilot who runs his family like a boot camp. Filmed in Beaufort,S.C., area. Also known as ''The Ace."
"Guadalcanal Diary" (1943). Battle-weary Marines hit the beach and dig in on a Jap-held Pacific island in WW II. Taken from Richard Tregaskis' hot-off-the-wire account. Filmed at Camp Pendleton. The movie was so popular recruiters set up booths outside theaters. Ace Marion Carl had a one-line, walk-on part
"Guilty or Innocent: The Sam Sheppard Murder Case" (1975). A striking performance by actor Walter McMinn as former Marine F.Lee Bailey, the flamboyant lawyer whose defense in the retrial of Sheppard made him a courtroom superstar.
"Gung Ho!" (1943). A Marine colonel and his hand-picked men ride a submarine to raid Jap-held Makin Island in World War II.
"Guts & Glory: The Rise and Fall of Oliver North" (1989/CBS miniseries). The Marine officer goes from Annapolis to Vietnam to Washington, to the hot seat of the Iran-Contra scandal.
"A Guy, A Gal and a Pal" (1945). A young woman is undecided about whether to choose a Marine or a civilian. Guess whom she chooses!
"Hail the Conquering Hero" (1944). A would-be Marine gets a hero's welcome when he comes home on a medical discharge for hay fever. (See also "Baby Blue Marine.")
"Halls of Montezuma" (1950). Marines in the South Pacific try to capture Japs who can tell the location of a rocket base.
"The Happiest Millionaire" (1967). Philadelphian Anthony J.Drexel Biddle lives with his wife, daughter, pet alligators and performing butler while he trains Marines in boxing and hand-to-hand combat for WW II, even battering one Marine lieutenant in a friendly bout. Over-age, he still receives a commission as a captain. (In his 60s, he still helped train riflemen at Quantico.) (Also a Broadway play)
"Hard Knox" (1984). A career Marine flyer has the unhappy choice of a desk job or a military school running amok with young misfits.
"Heartbreak Ridge" (1986). A Marine gunnery sergeant tries to understand his ex-wife as he whips raw recruits into shape for Grenada. Much of the film was shot at Camp Pendleton and San Clemente after the Army declined to get involved. Cast includes former Marine Bo Svenson.
"Heaven and Earth" (1993). Ad proclaims it as the ''third film in an extraordinary trilogy" by Oliver Stone, "from Vietnam to America, one woman's journey from hope, to love, to discovery." The ad shows a Marine in greens.
"Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison" (1957). A Marine and a nun are stranded on a Jap-held South Pacific island during WW II.
"Hell in the Pacific" (1968). Two men -- one American, one Japanese -- confront each other on a deserted Pacific island. Cast includes former Marine Lee Marvin.
"Hell to Eternity" (1960). A Marine raised by Japanese foster parents gets rowdy with his buddies and becomes a hero on Saipan. (Navy Cross winner Guy Gabaldon killed 33 Japs, captured over 1,000).
"Here Come the Marines" (1952). A "Bowery Boys"-type film about the Marines.
"High Crimes" (2002). A successful San Francisco trial lawyer is stunned to learn that her adoring husband (a soulful but rather large and violent puppy) was once part of a Marine detail that massacred nine civilians in a tiny El Salvador hamlet.
"Highway Dragnet" (1954). A former Marine accused of murder hitches a ride with a photographer and her model.
"Hold Back the Night" (1956). An entertaining tale of a Korean War officer who recounts facts about a bottle of liquor he always has with him.
"Hostages" (1993/HBO). A made-for-TV movie takes an uncompromising detailed and chilling look at lives in limbo, including former Marine Terry Anderson, an AP newsman held hostage in the Mideast.
"Hot Pepper" (1933). Capt. Flagg and Sgt.Quirt, now civilians, fight over a South American singer.
"The Human Shield" (1992). Lively if improbable action-adventure set against the Persian Gulf War in which a former Marine instructor, banished from Iraq in 1985, over his protest of the treatment of Kurds, must now return to rescue his kidnapped brother.
"The Hunt for Red October" (1990). Moscow, Washington and a former Marine now a CIA analyst track a renegade Soviet captain and his new and silent submarine in the North Atlantic. Cast includes former Marine Scott Glenn. The first Jack Ryan film from a Tom Clancy novel.
"Hurricane" (1979). Several Marine NCOs are caught in the middle of a 1920 native uprising in the South Pacific.
"I Never Sang for My Father" (1972). A former Marine who is a middle-aged college professor loses his mother and reaches out to his bitter father. Cast includes former Marine Gene Hackman.
"Iceland" (1942). A Marine makes a pass at a local beauty only to find out this is the equivalent of a marriage proposal.
"Ice Station Zebra" (1968). A detachment of Marines helps a U.S.submarine commander race the Soviets to a North Pole weather station to recover a Soviet spy satellite. Cast includes former Marine Gerald O'Loughlin.
"If I Had a Million" (1932). Episodes by eight directors show a juggler, a clerk, a Marine and others given $1 million.
"In Harm's Way" (1965). While two Navy officers fight guilt and the Japs in WW II, paramarines go about their job with Marine-like efficiency.
"In Love and War" (1958). A patriot, a coward and an intellectual fight as Marines in the WW II Pacific. Cast includes former Marine Brad Dillman.
"In the Mood" (1987). Actual story of the Woo Woo Kid, 14, who in 1940s eloped with a 21-year mother of two. Shortly thereafter, he eloped with the wife of a Marine.
"Inchon" (1982). Korean War film produced by the Rev. Sung Myung Moon's Unification Church.
"Independence Day" (7-4-96). A Marine captain battles Earth-invading extra-terrestials.
"Indio 2: The Revolt" (1990). A Marine is determined to stop the slaughter of Amazon aborigines.
"Insignificance" (1985). Archtypes of Albert Einstein. Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio and U.S. Sen. Joe McCarthy. a former Marine, meet one 1950s night.
"Instant Justice" (1985) (originally entitled ''Marine Issue"). A Marine leaves his Paris post and teams up with a prostitute to avenge his sister's death in Madrid.
"Island of Desire" (1952). A nurse, a Marine and a British pilot are marooned on an island.
"JAG" (1996 NBC). In one episode, a lieutenant commander must track a Marine who snaps and goes AWOL after learning his next assignment is Bosnia. The Marine, a sharpshooter who has killed 163 men, leads the officer on a chase through the forest, capturing him before he targets other Marines in the area. & Throughout the series, a co-star is a Woman Marine lawyer plus other Marines, depending on the circumstances.
"JFK" (1991). Oliver Stone presents his controversial. three-hour version of history and the assassination of President Kennedy by former Marine Lee Harvey Oswald. Former Marine Dale Dye was a technical adviser.
"The JFK Assassination: The Jim Garrison Tapes" (1992). Clips, reports and testimony suggest a conspiracy theory and cover-up.
"The John Gary Show" (1966/CBS). The former Marine singer hosts a musical variety show.
"Johnny Cash Presents the Everly Brothers Show" (1970/ABC). (The Everlys were Marines.)
"Join the Marines" (1937). A N.Y. cop is wrongfully dismissed from the I936 Olympic boxing team. To win approval of a prospective father-in-law, a Marine officer, he joins the Corps and rises through the rants and, naturally, wins the girl.
"Kid From Cleveland" (1949). After winning the 1948 World Series, the Indians head for spring training. Owner and former Marine Bill Veeck appears from time to time. The batboy s father, a Marine, was killed (or wounded) in the Pacific. Other former Marines appear.
"Killing Streets" (1991). The twin brother of a supposedly dead Marine captain goes to Beirut to see for himself.
"Kill Zone" (1985). A Marine veteran and his buddy are hunted by a mad colonel's platoon.
"The Last P.O.W? The Debby Garwood Story" (1993/ABC). An American officer teaches a Marine captured in Vietnam how to survive in enemy hands. Garwood, captured in 1965 but not returned until 1979, then faces charges of collaboration.
"The Last Warrior" (1989). When the Japs land on a South Pacific island in WW II, a renegade Marine battles them alone.
"Law and Disorder" (1974). A New York cabbie and a Marine-veteran hairdresser form an auxiliary police force.
"The Leatherneck" (1929). A young Marine, stationed near the Manchurian border, is accused of murder.
"Leathernecking" (1930). A Honolulu socialite falls for a Marine but grows cool when she discovers he is a private and not an officer as he said.
"The Leathernecks Have Landed" (1936). A cashiered Marine and his buddies beat up bad guys in Shanghai.
"Lebanon: A Return to the Lion s Den" (1996/CNN). Former hostage and former Marine Terry Anderson returns to Lebanon.
"Les Marines" (late '30s). A French film that won firsts at the Venice Film Festival and from the French Film Academy
"Let It Rain" (1927). A seven-reel silent film asks the age-old question: Will a young woman pick a sailor or a Marine? The answer is predictable.
"MacArthur" (1977). An Army film that occasionally shows some WW II and Korean War Marines.
"Made for Each Other" (N.A.). Cast includes former Marine Joe Bologna.
"Magnum P.I." (TK/CBS). Two of three principal characters are former Marines, leading to periodic flashbacks to the Vietnam War. In addition, the Hawaii-based TV series from time to time involves a Marine colonel intelligence officer and other Marines. Written by former Marine Donald Bellisario.
"Major Payne" (1995). A hard-nosed former Marine takes command of pint-sized cadets.
"Manhunter" (1974). Upon returning from duty in China. a former Marine sets out after a gang of murderers and bank robbers. (Pilot for TV series.)
"Man on the Outside" (1975). A retired police captain hunts his son's killers with little help from a former Marine police official.
"Mantrap" (1961). An honest man is lured by an old Marine friend into a hijack attempt that leads to the death of his wife.
"March On, Marines" (1940). Film depicts the Marine Corps as the ''nation's first arm of defense in any emergency."
"Maria's Lover" (1984). A Marine returns to a Pa. mining town from a WW II Jap POW camp and has trouble adjusting.
"Marine Battleground" (1966). A Korean nurse relates her story to a reporter (former Marine Jock Mahoney) in a series of flashbacks. She lost her mother during the fighting at Inchon and was adopted by the Marines.
"Marine Raiders" (1944). A Marine major looks out for his captain on Guadalcanal and in Australia. Some of the film was shot at MCB San Diego and Camp Elliott. Cast includes future Marine Robert Ryan.
"The Marines Are Coming" (1935). A lieutenant is a ''regular devil with women" but is forced out of the Corps for gambling. He re-enlists as a private and becomes a hero.
"The Marines Are Here" (1938). The low-budget action film finds a Marine seeing the error of his ways and helping other Leathernecks capture a gang of bandits.
"The Marines Come Through" (1943). Marines help thwart a Nazi plot to steal plans for a classified bombsight.
"The Marines Fly High" (1940). Two Marine pilots lead the search for a bandit in Central America.
"Marines, Let's Go" (1961). Four Marines go on leave in Japan, paint the town red, then head back to combat in Korea. Directed by Raoul Walsh.
"The Marine Who Lived 300 Years" (about 1930). Not much available. except that it involved the heralded GySgt. Leland ''Lou" Diamond.
"Marinettes" (1934). A look at Women Marines in WW I.
"Marked for Murder" (1993/NBC). A former Marine ex-convict with a Purple Heart from Vietnam fights crime with the Philadelphia police under a new program from the Justice Department..
"Mastergate" (1992/HBO). James Coburn plays an Oliver North-like figure in a satire focusing on a fictional Senate hearing on allegedly illegal shipments of weapons to South America.
"A Matter of Justice" (1993/NBC miniseries). The mother of a slain Marine tries to find her son's killer and gain custody of her only grandchild.
"A Message to Garcia" (1935). A Marine deserter (played by Wallace Beery) dies a hero's death in the final scene from the Spanish-American War era.
"Miss Sadie Thompson" (1953). A shady woman from San Francisco joins Marines and a moral reformer in the Pacific. Originally 3-D. A remake of "Rain" (1931) and ''Sadie Thompson," a 1928 silent).
"Mission of the Shark" (1991). Marines serve on the USS Indianapolis in a top-secret 1945 mission to Guam and some, including a captain, die after the ship is torpedoed and they struggle to survive for five days amid sharks in the lonely Pacific.
"Moment of Truth: To Walk Again" (1994/NBC). Parents fight to get proper care for their son, a Marine paralyzed by a bullet during training.
"Monkey on My Back" (1957). A film on boxer and war hero Barney Ross and his becoming a dope addict.
"Moran of the Marines" (1928). The exploits of Moran as a mountie, a sailor, etc.
"Most Wanted" (N.A.)
"My Marine" (1925). A play and movie about Capt. Jinks of the Horse Marines.
"My Posse Don't Do Homework" (1994). Taken from an acclaimed book. Real-life film finds Michelle Pfeifer portraying Lou Anne Johnson, a former Marine single mother from Texas who takes on job of teaching problem high-schoolers in a mostly black and Hispanic Palo Alto (Cal.) school. Later renamed "Dangerous Minds."
"Near Mrs." (1991). Two wives and a girlfriend show up after Soviets kidnap a Marine posing as his bigamist boss in Paris.
"Never Say Die" (1995). A former Marine hunts the commander who left him for dead.
"1941" (1979). Obviously based on fiction because sailors and even a woman beat up on Marines as the Jap attack in Pearl Harbor causes mass panic in California.
"1969" (1988). Two anti-war college buddies hitchhike home, offend people and hit the road in a van for kicks while a brother of one is a Marine missing in Vietnam.
"The Ninth Configuration" (1980).
"No Escape" (1994). A Marine captain assassinates his CO in the first scene, is dispatched to a maximum-security prison and, still bucking authorities, is dumped by the don't-mess-with-me warden into the ultimate prison -- a jungle peninsula 300 miles from civilization.
"No Leave, No Love" (1946). A radio singer stalls a Marine hero just back from the Pacific with his buddy. They are loose in the big city, with plenty of money thanks to a radio appearance.
"None But the Brave" (1965). World War II Marines abide by an uneasy truce with Jap soldiers on a small Pacific island.
"Norwood" (1970). A former Marine hits the road for a series of unrelated adventures with a service buddy, a midget, a Greenwich Village girl, a shiftless brother-in-law, a dancing chicken and a young girl.
"November 22, 1963: Where Were You?" (1993/TNT). Politicians and celebrities, including Bill and Hillary Clinton, tell Larry King about their memories of the assassination.
"Nowhere to Hide" (1987). Military-industrial thugs kill a Marine to keep him quiet; his former Marine wife fights back.
"The Nun and the Sergeant" (l962). In Korea, a tough sergeant commanding a ''Dirty Dozen" mission is joined by a schoolgirl and a nun. Cast includes former Marine Robert Webber.
"An Officer And a Gentleman" (1982). The cocky son of a career non-com enters naval aviation officer-candidate school and shapes up for a Marine drill sergeant and a factory girl from town.
"One Kill" 2000.
"Only the Strong" (1993). A former Marine returns to his Miami neighborhood to battle drug dealers and divert delinquent students who attend his former school from a life of crime by teaching a Brazilian martial art.
"Operation Petticoat" (1959). A Marine who gets out of the brig when it is bombed by the Japs acts as a supply sergeant for a pink submarine patrolling the South Pacific with five nurses aboard. Cast includes former Marine Nicky Blair.
"Operation Secret" (1953). A Marine hero's work with the French underground is revealed in a murder inquiry after the war. Based on OSS feats of late Lt. Col. Peter J.Ortiz. "13 Rue Madeleine" (1947) and ''Operation Secret" (1952) also are based on exploits of Marine Peter J. Ortiz, an OSS-type operative in Europe.
"The Outsider" (1961). Arizona Indian Ira Hayes' life is a tragedy after he joins the Marines and helps raise the flag at Iwo Jima. (Former Marine Lee Marvin played Hayes in a TV special ''The American.")
"Out to Sea" (tk). A former Marine becomes a dance host on a luxury cruise.
"Parachute Jumper" (1932). A Marine pilot, his buddy and their girlfriend go to work for a gangster.
"Paramount on Parade" (1930). Songstress Ruth Chatterton sings "My Marine," underscoring her loneliness for a Marine who took off without telling her how she could reach him.
"Patriot Games" (1992). A former Marine and former CIA agent now a Naval Academy instructor is in London on vacation when IRA terrorists try to carry out a dastardly plot. He foils them, but they don't forget. The second Jack Ryan film from a Tom Clancy novel.
"Pearl of the South Pacific" (1955).
"Perfect Crime" (1997). A military intelligence officer nails a Marine for murder.
"Perry Mason: Case of the Desperate Deception" (I990/TV). Lawyer Mason defends an embassy Marine captain, accused in a court-martial of killing a Nazi war criminal in Paris.
"The Philadelphia Experiment" (1985). A Navy time-warp tale in which a Marine security force regularly appears.
"Pin Up Girl" (1944). Marines. soldiers and sailors form the backdrop as a Missouri stenographer poses as a Broadway star, being "engaged" to WW II servicemen including a Marine -- along the way.
"Present Arms" (1928).
"Pride of the Marines" (1945). Navy Cross winner Albert Schmid, credited with killing as many as 300 Japs, is blinded in a grenade attack on Guadalcanal. John Garfield plays Schmid, who comes home unsure about his wife and future.
"The Princess and the Marine" (TV) 2000
"Professional Soldier" (1935). Victor McLaglen is hired to kidnap a young king; in the final scene McLaglen, in dress blues, receives a medal to the strains of ''The Marines Hymn"
"The Promise of Love" (1980). An 18-year-old newlywed meets another man after her Marine husband is killed in Vietnam. "The Proud and Profane" (1956). A war-widowed Red Cross worker becomes pregnant by a Marine colonel in the South Pacific during WW II. Based on the book, ''The Magnificent Bastards." Technical adviser was Lt. Col. (later Gen.) John Antonelli.
"Proudly We Serve" (1944). Plot N.A., but some of film was shot at El Toro; personnel from the air station also assisted at Hollywood studios.
"Purple Hearts" (1984). A tale of a Navy doctor.with the Marines in Vietnam. Cast includes former Marine DI R.Lee Ermey.
"Race Against the Harvest" (1957). With the same military bearing he used to fight the Chicomms in Korea, a wiped-out Kansas farmer tries to harvest wheat with old equipment and inexperienced workers.
"Racing with the Moon" (1984). Two young men find love and hop freight trains for kicks while waiting to join the Marines in 1942 California.
"Rain" (1931), with Joan Crawford. A shady woman from San Francisco mingles with Marines and a moral reformer in prewar Pago Pago. (See also ''Miss Sadie Thompson" and ''Sadie Thompson.")
"Rebel" (1985). An angry young Marine sergeant goes absent without leave with a married cabaret singer in World War II Sydney, Australia.
"Retreat, Hell!" (1952). Occasional grim action enlivens a Korean War tale. Screenwriter is former Marine Milton Sperling.
"The Right Stuff" (1983). A film about the American space program and former Marine John Glenn from Tom Wolfe's best-seller.
"Rocky III" (1982). A Marine band and a Marine color guard escort the boxer into the ring.
"Ruby" (1992). In the wake of JFK, the film looks at Jack Ruby: Who was he, where did he come from, what was his story, why did he shoot former Marine Lee Harvey Oswald?
"Ruby and Oswald (1978). It re-creates events leading to the assassination of President Kennedy and the killing of former Marine Lee Harvey Oswald by Jack Ruby. Cast includes former Marine Brian Dennehy.
"Rules of Engagement" (2000). The opening scenes are in Vietnam, but the film focuses on a raid on the U.S.Embassy in Yemen and a Marine colonel orders his troops to fire on the (armed) crowd. A court-martial follows. Dale Dye is film s technical adviser and plays a major general. Screenplay is by former Marine officer and Secretary of the Navy James Webb. A few scenes were shot at Lejeune, many of them in Morocco. Estimated ticket sales first weekend were $15.3 mill, bumping "Erin Brockovich" into second place.
"A Rumor of War" (1980 TV miniseries). An idealistic college student becomes a Marine who eventually feces a court-martial for atrocities committed in Vietnam. Based on the book by former Marine Philip Caputo. Cast includes former Marines Brad Davis and Brian Dennehy.
"The Runner" (1992). A Marine must retrieve stolen nukes from a terrorist group.
"Running Brave" (1983). Sioux Indian Billy Mills leaves the reservation for college, excels in track, becomes a Marine officer and wins a gold medal in the 1964 Olympics at Tokyo.
"Sadie Thompson" (1928 silent), with Gloria Swanson. A shady woman from San Francisco mingles with Marines and a moral reformer in prewar Pago Pago. The final reel was restored in 1987 and the movie played in L.A. Raoul Walsh was director and co-star. (See also ''Miss Sadie Thompson" and ''Rain.")
"Salute to the Marines" (1943). A sergeant major reluctantly retires only to find himself caught in the Jap attack on the Philippines. Cast includes former Marine Bill Lundigan.
"Sam Peckinpah: Man of Iron" (1993/A&E). Paul Joyce directs a film that interviews Hollywood people who appreciated the former Marine's gifts as a man and filmmaker but were not blind to his capacity for self-destruction and paranoia.
"Sands of Iwo Jima" (1949). In what generally is considered the genre Marine film, Sgt. Stryker (John Wayne) whips a colonel's son and raw recruits into shape to meet the enemy in World War II. (There was. indeed a Sgt.Stryker, who unsuccessfully sued Republic Pictures for invasion of privacy.) The film was shot at Camp Pendleton. Technical adviser was Maj.Len Fribourg (later a general).
"Saturday Island" (1951). In 1943, a supply boat is torpedoed and a Canadian nurse finds romance on a desert island with a U.S. Marine and a one-armed RAF pilot.
"Sayonara" (1957). James Garner, in possibly his only Marine role, plays an aviator captain who is a friend to an Army major risking his career because of his love for a Jap dancer.
"Search and Rescue" (1994/NBC). Townspeople and a former Marine helicopter pilot form a volunteer rescue unit in the Sierras of California.
"Semper Fi" (1990/Fox). It was a documentary on the short-lived "American Chronicles" series.
"Seven Days in May" (1964). A Marine colonel in his role as a presidential aide helps uncover a scheme to overthrow the U.S.government and set up a military junta. (An updated version: ''The Enemy Within" (1994/HBO) ). An officer with the Joint Chiefs of Staff suspects a plot by his boss to oust the President.)
"Shadow In the Sky" (1951). A shell-shocked Marine moves from a psychiatric hospital to live with his sister. Cast includes former Marine James Whitmore.
"The Siege of Firebase Gloria" (1989). Marines hold an outpost during the 1968 Tet offensive. Cast includes former Marine DI R.Lee Ermey.
"The Singing Marine" (1937). The top prize in an amateur talent contest turns a shy Marine recruit into a widely respected officer. But the bashful Arkansan bursts into song at the least provocation, wearing dress blues all the time.
"SnakeEater" (1989). A tough former Marine turns cop.
"SnakeEater II" (N.A.)
"Sniper" (1993). A veteran Marine sniper and his new partner embark on a mission in the jungles of Central America. There, their mutual distrust makes them as dangerous to each other as to the enemy.
"So Proudly We Hail" (1943). A Marine fights for his country and his life in the Philippines while wooing an Army nurse.
"Soldier Boyz" (1995). A former Marine and six young toughs mount a rescue mission.
"Somewhere in the Night" (1946). An amnesiac Marine and a nightclub singer find clues to his past: missing loot and a private eye. Cast includes former Marines John Kellogg and John Russell.
"South Pacific" (1958). A Marine lieutenant finds the love of a native girl before sailing off to set up an outpost on a nearby island. Based on Rodgers and Hammerstein's 1948 Broadway hit and James Michener's best-seller ''Tales of the South Pacific"
"South Pacific" (ABC-TV) 2001
"South Sea Paradise" (1953). A comedy about the 4th Marines in early WW II.
"South Sea Woman" (1953). Two roughneck Marines (Burt Lancaster and Chuck Connors) compete for the attentions of a vivacious female and, coincidentally, sink a Jap destroyer and disrupt a landing fleet.
"Space: Above and Beyond" (1995/Fox series). The science-fiction film portrays green Marine fighter pilots engaged in a war with an alien race in year 2063.
"Space Marines" (1996). A 21st-century ambassador is ambushed and taken hostage.
"Special Delivery" (1976).
"Star Spangled Banner" (1917). A Marine officer abroad on leave during peacetime marries the widow of an American who has lived most of her life in England.
"Stars and Stripes Forever" (1952). Marine bandleader John Philip Sousa abandons his dream of writing ballads to become a renowned maestro and composer of stirring marches.
"The Steel Claw" (1961). A Marine captain loses a hand, forges a hook and joins Filipino guerrillas against the Japs.
"Steele Justice" (TK). A Marine takes on Vietnamese mobsters who killed his buddy.
"Step by Step" (1946). Spies, the police and the FBI chase a Marine veteran and a senator's secretary.
"Tail Gunner Joe" (1977/NBC). Journalists track the rise and fall of Sen. Joseph McCarthy, a former Marine, and his l950s Communist witch hunt.
"Tarawa Beachhead" (1958). A Marine sergeant falls in love with the widow of a comrade shot in combat by their lieutenant.
"Taxi Driver" (1976). A loner former Marine and New York cabbie, armed and dangerous, shoots a pimp, symbolic of urban corruption.
"Tell It to The Marines" (l926 silent). A Marine sergeant turns out to be a hard-boiled egg. He turned a playboy into a Marine, and they vie for the affections of a lovely nurse. But all three wind up in a bloody battle with a Chinese warlord. Some scenes shot at MCB San Diego. Based on play co-authored by former Marine Laurence Stallings.
"Terror in Beverly Hills" (1987). A Marine hero must rescue the president's kidnapped daughter from a terrorist he knows well.
"Thanks of a Grateful Nation" (1998/HBO). Gulf War vets, especially 11th Marines personnel, return home with a mysterious malady.
"Them!" (1954). A Marine regiment from Camp Pendleton is called in to help destroy in the L.A. storm-sewer system giant mutant ants that threaten the world. Cast of the cult classic includes former Marine James Whitmore.
"They All Kissed the Bride" (1942). A Marine courts a ruthless businesswoman who takes over her father's trucking firm.
"They Get Me Covered" (1943). A Marine is the boyfriend of a principal in the Hope-Lamour tale of a Washington newspaper reporter uncovering a spy ring.
"Three Days of the Condor" (1973). Posing as a mailman, a former Marine NCO, hired by the ''Company" operating sub-rosa within the CIA, tries to kill a CIA bookworm who accidentally stumbles on plans for the U.S. to control world oil supplies. Marine guards also supply security for CIA officials.
"Three Sailors And a Girl" (1953). Marines chip in and help out three guys and a leading lady in a Broadway show bankrolled by the sailors' submarine buddies.
"Till the End of Time" (1946). Three Marines return from World War II to civilian life; one (Guy Madison) loves a war widow; another (Robert Mitchum) drinks in pain; the third (Bill Williams) won't use his artificial legs.
"Timecop" (1994). A time-traveling police officer tackles a corrupt senator with the blessing of his former Marine boss, who dies to save him.
"Today's FBI" (1981-82/ABC)
"To Please a Lady" (1950). A former Marine auto racer fights and flirts with a national newswoman who condemns his driving.
"To the Shores of Hell" (1966). A Marine major enters enemy-held territory to rescue his brother, a doctor who is held by the Viet Cong.
"To the Shores of Tripoli" (1942). An arrogant playboy joins the Marines, woos a nurse, clashes with his sergeant and finally shapes up. Produced by Milton Sperling, who later joined up. Was filmed at MCB San Diego.
"Torpedo of Doom" (1939). Marines undergo innumerable obstacles to subdue a world-hungry scientist. It was re-edited as ''Fighting Devil Dogs" for a movie serial.
"The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald" (1977). A dramatization of what might have happened if the former Marine arrested for assassinating President Kennedy had lived.
"Tribes" (1970). A drill instructor tries to turn a stubborn hippie into a Marine. Filmed at MCRD San Diego.
"Tripoli" (1950). A French countess joins a Marine officer and a Greek mercenary fighting pirates in circa-1800 Libya.
"True Blood" (1989). A grimly vacuous Lower East Side shoot-up, where two brothers one a returning Marine with decorations (Grenada?) -- separated 10 years find true love, brotherhood and blood. in no special order.
"True Lies" (1994). A man who lives the double life of a spy and a family man calls on the Marines for help.
"20 Million Miles to Earth" (1957). Marine helicopters and personnel help repel, momentarily, a.slimy creature from Venus.
"Two Tickets to Broadway" (1951). An unknown singer gets his girlfriend's quartet on bandleader and former Marine Bob Crosby's live TV show.
"The Unbeliever" (1918; filmed at Quantico) A young American aristocrat loses class and racial prejudices and finds his faith in God on battlefields.
"Uncommon Valor" (1983). A colonel with a sponsor leads five Marine veterans into Laos to find his son and others missing in action. Cast includes former Marine Gene Hackman.
"Under Siege" (1992). Several Marines of the ship's complement are killed and the others are forced into a flooded compartment as two military madmen hijack the Missouri, a nuclear-armed battleship.
"Until They Sail" (1957). A war widow with three lonely sisters loves a Marine captain in WW IIl New Zealand.
"U.S. Marine Band" (1949/NBC).
"U.S. Marshals" (1998). An escaped prisoner, a former Marine, is tied to the shooting deaths of two government agents.
"The Very Thought of You" (1944).
"Wake Island" (1942). Courageous Marines struggle to maintain control of a strategic island as long as they can during the early days of WW II. After filming, several cast and production members, including actor Macdonald Carey, joined the Marines.
"The Walking Dead" (1995). The Vietnam experience is viewed from an African-American perspective as Marines must evacuate survivors from a Viet Cong POW camp.
"The War Room" (1993). An inside look at Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign, focusing on former Marine/strategist James Carville and his cohorts.
"The War of the Worlds" (1953). Ground troops from El Toro try and repel an invasion of Martians and their warships, which are toasting everything in sight with heat rays.
"Watchers II" (1990). A Marine and a researcher help lab runaways: the gilly Outsider and a dog called Einstein.
"A WAVE, a WAC, a Marine" (1944). There's little Marine-related in the film other than the title as a Hollywood agent is sent east to sign two stars about to close a Broadway show, naturally entitled ''A WAVE, a WAC, a Marine."
"We the Marines" (1942). How men become Marines, their training and the spirit and efficiency with which they fight (''March of Time" documentary).
"What Price Glory?" (1926). A Raoul Walsh-directed film highlights the boisterous rivalry between Capt. Flagg (Victor McLaglen) and Sgt. Quirt (Edmund Lowe) in the trenches and night spots of France. Clark Gable, of all people, plays a Marine. (John Ford directed a 1952 remake with Jimmy Cagney and Dan Dailey.)
"When America Trembled Murrow-McCarthy" (1994/CBS). The documentary examines the famous CBS broadcasts in which journalist Edward R.Murrow took on former Marine/Sen. Joseph McCarthy, R-Wis., in the '50s. Includes clips from Murrow's "See It Now" programs. Former Marine Dan Rather is the anchor.
"Who Didn't Kill JFK" (3-Q Home Video)
"Who Killed JFK? The Final Chapter" (1993/CBS). The network's sixth investigation goes over the evidence against former Marine Lee Harvey Oswald.
"Who'll Stop the Rain?" (1978). The action drama focuses on a couple on the lam in the backwash of the Vietnam War. A former Marine whose friend has smuggled heroin into the U.S. protects, and then falls in love with, his wife.
"Wild at Heart" (1990). During the chase of an Elvis fan and his hot-blooded girlfriend. the letters ''USMC" show on the wrist of a sleazebag from Big Tuna, Texas, at inopportune and criminal times.
"The Wind and the Lion" (1975). President Theodore Roosevelt sends the Marines after an Arab chieftain who abducted an American widow and her children. Cast includes former Marine Brian Keith.
"Windtalkers" (2002). Navajo Code Talkers befuddle Jap cryptographers during WW II.
"Witch-hunt" (1994). Movie is supposedly based on events at MCRD Parris Island in late 80s when two enlisted women were
"With the Marines at Tarawa" (1944). Received Oscar for short subject.
"Without Mercy" (1996). An exiled Marine takes on a Third World drug lord.
"Without Reservations" (1946). Two Marines hop a train to the West Coast and meet a writer looking for the right man to star in a movie based on her book. It was the first of John Wayne's three Marine movies.
"Women of All Nations" (1931). Another Raoul Walsh film finds Capt. Flagg and Sgt. Quirt in Panama, Sweden and Turkey as well as WW I. Humphrey Bogart, of all people, plays a Marine.
"A Yank in Vietnam" (1964). A low-budget film set in Saigon with a Marine attempting to help the South Vietnamese. Became
"Year of the Dragon" (1985). A Polish-American former Marine police captain topples an upstart crime lord in New York's
"Yellow Jack" (1938). Drama. Starring George Montgomery, Lewis Stone, Buddy Ebsen.
"You Can't Fool a Marine" (1943).
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