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Directed by Edward F. Cline
Cinematography J. Roy Hunt
RKO Radio Pictures
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release date(s)
  • September 12, 1930 (1930-09-12) ( Premiere-New York City)
  • September 22, 1930 (1930-09-22) (U.S.)[1]
Running time 79 min.
Country United States
Language English

Leathernecking (1930) is an American musical comedy film directed by Edward F. Cline.

An early part-color feature film with a Technicolor insert and Irene Dunne's film debut, this is an adaption of the 1928 Broadway musical Present Arms. The soundtrack included three songs by Oscar Levant and Sidney Clare.


A Marine private successfully romances a society girl by impersonating an officer and wrecking her yacht.

Preservation status[edit]

This film is now considered a lost film.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Leathernecking: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved April 16, 2014. 

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