Marines, Let's Go
|Marines, Let's Go|
Original film poster
|Directed by||Raoul Walsh|
|Produced by||Raoul Walsh|
|Written by||Raoul Walsh (story)
|Music by||Irving Gertz
title song sung by Rex Allen
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
Marines, Let's Go is a 1961 CinemaScope colour Korean War film about three Marine buddies (Tom Tryon, David Hedison and Tom Reese) on shore leave in Japan and at war in Korea. It was produced and directed by Raoul Walsh, who also wrote the story. Walsh had previously had successes with films about the U.S. Marine Corps in World War I (What Price Glory?), the 1920s (The Cock-Eyed World and Sadie Thompson), and World War II (Battle Cry). This was the next-to-last film of Walsh's long directing career.
When the White House was interested in Warner Bros. making a film on John F. Kennedy's exploits as the commander of PT 109, Jack L. Warner sent a print of Marines, Let's Go to display Raoul Walsh's expertise for making the movie about Kennedy. The president hated the film, however, and Warner Bros. had to choose a new director for PT 109.
- Tom Tryon as Pfc. Roth
- David Hedison as Pfc. Chatfield
- Tom Reese as Pfc. McCaffrey
- Linda Hutchings as Grace
- Barbara Stuart as Ina
- Solomon, Aubrey. Twentieth Century Fox: A Corporate and Financial History (The Scarecrow Filmmakers Series). Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 1989, p. 253. ISBN 978-0-8108-4244-1.
- American Cinematographer, Volume 42 (1961), p. 473.
- Suid, Lawrence H. Sailing on the Silver Screen: Hollywood and the U.S. Navy, Naval Institute Press, 1996, p. 153
- Howard Thompson, "'Marines, Let's Go!' Comes to Paramount" (review), The New York Times, August 16, 1961.
- Marines, Let's Go on Internet Movie Database
- on YouTube