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      Gung Ho!

      Released Dec 20, 1943 1h 28m War List
      Reviews 49% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings During the Pacific phase of World War II, Marine Col. Thorwald (Randolph Scott) puts together a special strike force to capture the Makin Island, a strategic territory held by Japan. He goes out of his way to select soldiers who are rugged or unbalanced misfits, such as former boxer "Pig-Iron" Matthews (Bob Mitchum) and yokel Rube Tedrow (Rod Cameron). As their raid draws closer, Thorwald dispatches with all ranks and titles, and trains his group using unconventional methods. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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      Don Q. Cine-Mundial Brought to the screen with successful realism. [Full review in Spanish] Sep 17, 2019 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Outdated WWII flagwaver. Rated: C+ Aug 6, 2007 Full Review Sean Axmaker Turner Classic Movies Online ... the film moves from the familiar cliches of platoon drama character vignettes to the sinewy action scenes of the invasion. Jun 28, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Flag waving reaction to the war in the Pacific, exemplified by the rather preachy summary by Randolph Scott at the end. The war scenes are nothing too spectacular. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member This is one of the best action war movies for it's time. It is also without a doubt the most well known of them. A propaganda film no doubt and it shows, but a good action flick that gets it all down pretty well. The beginning feels long and drawn out, shows us some characters but we can't really tell them apart of remember them as the movie goes on. We are stuck in a submarine for a bit, then the fight for Makin takes place, which takes up about 45 minutes of the movie. Te action is really good for its time, far better than other stuff they had, with good sound effects, explosions, and camera angles. The showing the actual guns firing with the exception of the Japanese machine guns seems to have been a problem, as we can't really tell if they are shooting if we didn't have the good sounds effects. Of course it is the classic American hero style, which is exactly what is expected of it given the time and all, so don't expect different. They kill all the Japanese with little problem, have some good shootouts, and after the action starts it doesn't let off until the film is over. I don't really know anything about the raid on Makin so I don't know how historically accurate it is, but I can be pretty positive that they didn't paint an American flag on the headquarters roof to make the Japanese planes bomb their own troops after they retook it. Also it was funny to see the Japanese pilots flying out their American F4F Wildcats and TBM Avengers which although were standing in for Japanese aircraft had full US navy markings. Overall good classic war movie, exactly what is to be expected in terms of story and plot, but better in action and characters. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member wartime propaganda man's movie Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member WWII drama starts out slow, but then gets exciting. Never boring. I just wish I got to know the characters more, because I didn't really care about some of them dying. Which wasn't intentional. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Ultra patriotic morale booster from just after America had entered WWII. Randolph Scott takes a break from the saddle to lead a troop into battle. His last speech, directly into the camera, is the very height of 40's Hollywood flag waving. Robert Mitchum who was just starting out has a good, if small, showcase role in one of the 19!! movies he appeared in that year. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Based on true events* still pure fantasy, the ending is propaganda par excellance. The whole movie is propaganda, portraying these handpicked Marines as the savior of the world. At the time, I guess they were. Randolf Scott, Robert Michum in a bit role, Noah Berry in a bigger role. 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Considering the time it was made, not real bad. Pure American balogny, filled with so much military cliche. Fast paced. Robert Mitchum plays a role. While the narration by Chet Huntley (NBC news anchorman in the sixties) is pure propaganda, the training scenes are interesting to see. This film starts 7 weeks after Pearl Harbor. A typical gung ho movie, the Japanese are destined to lose this one. Our boys, with losses, complete their mission as heroes of course. Lots of pyrotechnics at the end. 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SEE the entire film: http://www.archive.org/details/Gung_Ho A 1943 war film starring Randolph Scott. The story is based on the real-life World War II Makin Island raid led by Lieutenant Colonel Evans Carlson's 2nd Marine Raider Battalion. The Raiders ship off in a submarine. The fast moving film is a template for many war films and other adventure or western films where a group of professional killers and misfits in polite society are handpicked by an inspiring leader, trained to perfection, then use their initiative and skills in marksmanship, combatives, and knife fighting on an enemy who greatly outnumber them. [img]http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSZd-F9i6eZm9KUkV_eNa3d3oyuKb-moxIyrVJHI1xPcODz7eU5[/img] In 52 minutes, the battalion is now trained and sent into combat. They sail past Pearl Harbor and see the destruction. This is a no holds barred, no politically correct film. The Japs are Japs, or Nips, or gooks or whatever slang term works. So don't lose your wig if that kind of talk crops up. Not for those who have moral problems with killing. These guys want only to survive. The mission is to kill every Jap on the island, a 6 to 1 ratio. Surprise is their main weapon. I guess its not being cowardly to suprise attack after all. Anyway, combat on the island is fierce. Of course, all that big talk about knocking out the enemy was pure pep talk. Big talk don't stop bullets. BTW, Mitchum gets blasted in the first attack. All that hand to hand combat training emphasized in the start of the film seldom shows up. Its all bullets all the way. NOTES about the film: 1 IF you ever watched the tv series Rockford Files, this has Rockford's dad in it when he was younger. Does a great job too. His name is Noah Berry as Curt. 2 A young Robert Mitchum enlists for the Raider Battalion. As Randolph Scott interviews him, the two side by side look pretty much the same build, skinny! 3 These elite Marines wear what I know is a Pith helmet. Sometimes you nowadays see mailmen wearing them. A rare helmet to see today. In jungle movies you may have seen these pith helmets. In the original King Kong it was worn too. 4 The Japanese are of course portrayed as ruthless, decieving losers who in the last minutes get bombed by their own air forces. 5 * Many incidents in the film did not occur in the real Makin Island raid. (really? I never would have guessed). Black and White, 126 minutes Directed by Ray Enright Produced by Walter Wanger Written by Lt W.S. LeFrançois USMCR (based on his Saturday Evening Post story We Mopped Up Makin Island) Lucien Hubbard Narrated by Chet Huntley (later NBC anchorman in the sixties) Starring Randolph Scott Music by Frank Skinner Distributed by Universal Studios Release date(s) December 20, 1943 Running time 88 minutes [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/ae/Gunghopos.jpg/220px-Gunghopos.jpg[/img] Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis During the Pacific phase of World War II, Marine Col. Thorwald (Randolph Scott) puts together a special strike force to capture the Makin Island, a strategic territory held by Japan. He goes out of his way to select soldiers who are rugged or unbalanced misfits, such as former boxer "Pig-Iron" Matthews (Bob Mitchum) and yokel Rube Tedrow (Rod Cameron). As their raid draws closer, Thorwald dispatches with all ranks and titles, and trains his group using unconventional methods.
      Director
      Ray Enright
      Screenwriter
      Lucien Hubbard
      Distributor
      Universal Pictures
      Production Co
      Walter Wanger Productions, Inc.
      Genre
      War
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 20, 1943, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 8, 2012
      Runtime
      1h 28m
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