The Marines Are Here (1938)

Genres - Crime  |   Run Time - 61 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The Marines are Here exhumes the old bromide about the reckless young sprout who learns how to be an all-around good fellow by joining the "Semper Fidelis"boys. This time, Gordon Oliver plays the lead, a self-centered character named Jonesy who comes to respect the Corps and everything it stands for under the less-than-gentle tutelage of Sergeant Gibbons (Guinn Williams). Jonesy proves he's truly one of the "few good men" during a battle between the marines and a gang of south-of-the-border bandidos. The already simplistic plotline lapses into silliness during the final scenes, but one can't fault the film for a lack of energy. Also appearing in The Marines are Here is June Travis as everybody's love interest.

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war, bad-guy, change-of-heart, gangster, going-straight, good-guy, group, one-against-odds, outlaw [Western], redemption, Marines