The Fighting Marines

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The Fighting Marines
Directed by B. Reeves Eason
Joseph Kane
Produced by Nat Levine
Barney A. Sarecky
Written by Wallace MacDonald
Maurice Geraghty
Ray Trampe
Sherman L. Lowe
Barney A. Sarecky
Starring Grant Withers
Adrian Morris
Ann Rutherford
Robert Warwick
George J. Lewis
Patrick H. O'Malley, Jr.
Music by Lee Zahler
J.S. Zamecnik
Cinematography Jack A. Marta
William Nobles
Edited by Richard Fantl
Distributed by Mascot Pictures
Release date
  • November 23, 1935 (1935-11-23) (U.S.)
Running time
12 chapters (216 minutes)
Country United States
Language English
The Fighting Marines, Chapter 1: Human Targets

The Fighting Marines (1935) is a Mascot movie serial. It was the last serial ever produced by Mascot. The studio was bought out and merged with others to become Republic Pictures. This new company went on to become the most famous of the serial producing studios, starting with Darkest Africa in 1936.

Future Republic Producer Franklin Adreon first became involved with serials with this production. The former regular Marine then a Marine Corps Reserve officer was a technical consultant and played the small role of Captain Holmes in the later chapters.


When the United States Marine Corps starts building a landing strip on Halfway Island in the Pacific Ocean, they interfere with the secret hideout of the masked mystery villain, The Tiger Shark, who begins to sabotage their efforts. Sergeant Schiller is abducted by the villain after developing a gyrocompass that could pinpoint his location. Corporal Lawrence and Sergeant McGowan attempt to rescue him and stop the Tiger Shark for good.




Special effects[edit]


Chapter titles[edit]

  1. Human Targets
  2. Isle of Missing Men
  3. The Savage Horde
  4. The Mark of the Tiger Shark
  5. The Gauntlet of Grief
  6. Robber's Roost
  7. Jungle Terrors
  8. Siege of Halfway Island
  9. Death from the Sky
  10. Wheels of Destruction
  11. Behind the Mask
  12. Two Against the Horde


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 213. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X. 

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Preceded by
The Adventures of Rex and Rinty (1935)
Mascot serial
The Fighting Marines (1935)
Succeeded by