The Marines Fly High (1940)

Genres - Adventure  |   Run Time - 68 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Set in the Central American jungle, Lucille Ball plays plantation owner Joan Grant in The Marines Fly High. When a platoon of US Marines need a safe place to stay, Joan (Ball) allows them inside of her home, oblivious to the fact that two of the Marines would later compete for her affections. All conflict must be put aside, however, after she's kidnapped by a gang of bandits. The troop of Marines quickly unite, and immediately set off to save her. The Marines Fly High was directed by Ben Stoloff and George Nichols Jr., and also includes actors Richard Dix, Chester Morris, Steffi Duna, John Eldredge, and Paul Harvey.

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rescue, war, kidnapping, victim, ball [dance], Marines, plantation