Baby Blue Marine (1976)

Genres - Drama, War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |   Release Date - May 5, 1976 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this WWII-era drama, Jan-Michael Vincent plays Marion Hedgepeth, a young Marine who fails out of a boot camp in 1943 and gets sent home wearing a baby blue suit to symbolize shame and dishonor. In Los Angeles, he runs into a veteran who -- eager to be discharged -- k.o.'s him and switches their uniforms. When Marion regains consciousness, he's clad in a hero's uniform. He begins hitching his way toward his home in St. Louis, dreading the prospect of confessing to his folks, but stops for a time in a small town where he's mistaken for a hero and immediately falls in love with a waitress, Rose (Glynnis O'Connor). Meanwhile, as the truth threatens to emerge and bring disgrace raining down onto his head, several residents of a Japanese internment camp escape.

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war, con/scam, courage, dropout, home, honor [recognition], identity, Marines, masquerade, redemption, return, soldier, town