Call out the Marines (1942)

Genres - Comedy, Musical, War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |   Release Date - Feb 13, 1942 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 67 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This RKO Radio programmer reunites Edmund Lowe and Victor McLaglen in an enjoyable rehash of their earlier Quirt-and-Flagg antics in What Price Glory. The two venerable action stars are respectively cast as Curtis and McGinnis, who after several years' hiatus rejoin the Marines as sergeants. While stationed in San Diego, they duke it out over the attentions of toothsome cabaret singer Vi (Binnie Barnes), who turns out to be linked up with a gang of enemy saboteurs. The plot is secondary to the comedy in this outing, with most of the laughs generated by a tasteless but undeniably hilarious routine involving a speech impediment. In addition, the producers managed to cram six songs into the proceedings, most of them performed by the King's Men Quartet and Six Hits and a Miss.

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espionage, war, agent [representative], army, attraction, bar [pub], chase, duo, love, love-triangle, Marines, military, rival, songwriter, waiter, waterfront