Here Come the Marines (1952)

Genres - Mystery  |   Release Date - Jun 29, 1952 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 66 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Believe it or not, those boobish Bowery Boys Slip Mahoney (Leo Gorcey) and Sach Jones (Huntz Hall) are drafted into the Marine Corps (drafted into the Marine Corps?) Because of his father's sterling war record, simple-minded Sach is promoted to sergeant, and has a high old time lording it over his former "chiefie" Slip. Seemingly born under a lucky star, the more Sach screws up during boot camp, the higher he's promoted. Just when this running gag threatens to wear out its welcome, the scriptwriters bring in a gang of crooked gamblers who've been victimizing the Marine trainees, leading to a maelstrom of fisticuffs between the Bowery Boys and the bad boys in the final reel. Extra laughs are supplied in Here Come the Marines by Donald MacBride as Slip and Sach's dough-faced drill sergeant.



gambling, military, boy, Marines