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Merrill's Marauders

1962 1h 38m War List
Reviews 69% Audience Score 250+ Ratings
During World War II, Brig. Gen. Merrill (Jeff Chandler) commands a unit of 3000 soldiers, known as "Merrill's Marauders," on a secret mission through Burma, which is occupied by the Japanese. With the help of an elite intelligence troop, headed by 2nd Lt. Stockton (Ty Hardin), the Marauders manage to traverse hundreds of miles of jungle unnoticed. But, as soon as they make it out alive, they're informed by military higher-ups that they've completed only the first of many harrowing objectives. Read More Read Less
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Matt Brunson Film Frenzy The film is somewhat unique for its time, but its approach strips the characters of much personality. Rated: 2.5/4 Aug 17, 2019 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Jeff Chandler's last film work is a beaut. Rated: B Apr 27, 2007 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Jul 7, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member An unbelievable story. I am proud to have known one of the 100 men out of 3000 that survived this mission. You would have never imagined that such a meek man could have been through so much. 3/2/14 - Home Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Film is good except it does not point out the problem of food as in 1943 the Army had dropped production of the 10 in 1 high calorie ration as a cost cutting measure. This haunted te Marauders and others thereafter. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member another WWII gem from sam fuller post WWII Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member a band of soldiers (forerunners of today's rangers) must move through enemy territory and secure important points to stop the japanese advance in WW 2. somewhere in the 70s, and especially the 80s, war movies became much more "realistic" and explored combat more from the subjective psychological perspective. this film however is from the old school - objective, black and white, flag-waving, for love of country and honor old school. as such it works, but i could imagine a much more powerful remake of this film - and surely this is a tale worth retelling. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Truly inspiring perhaps in it's day, Merrill's Marauders doesn't translate well. There are far too many better depictions of war that have been made since. It doesn't even match up to Objective Burma which covered much of the same ground. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Os filmes de Samuel Fuller não precisam de muito tempo para me conquistar: "Merril's Marauders" à (C) um filme de guerra para homens de barba rija e, nos primeiros 25 minutos, já despachou duas sequências de batalha capazes de rivalizar com o melhor que se fez no gà (C)nero. O mestre não perde tempo e obtà (C)m sempre a intensidade e o drama que quer. Tirando partido dos previlà (C)gios oferecidos pela produção em grande da Warner Bros., "Merril's Marauders" conta a história de um batalhão de bravos que avança pela Birmânia, contra tudo e contra todos, para impedir as tropas japonesas de se unirem às alemãs, na Segunda Guerra Mundial. Talvez tambà (C)m porque se trata de um filme da Warner, as mortes dos soldados americanos são sempre mais dignas que as dos japoneses. Nada que impeça Samuel Fuller de fazer um filme claramente patriótico, mas sempre sofisticado e muito mais complexo do que possa parecer na sinopse. Vale a pena ver nem que seja para observar uns quantos paralelos interessantes com "A Barreira Invisível". Ainda não à (C) desta que vejo um Samuel Fuller que seja pior que "muito bom". Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis During World War II, Brig. Gen. Merrill (Jeff Chandler) commands a unit of 3000 soldiers, known as "Merrill's Marauders," on a secret mission through Burma, which is occupied by the Japanese. With the help of an elite intelligence troop, headed by 2nd Lt. Stockton (Ty Hardin), the Marauders manage to traverse hundreds of miles of jungle unnoticed. But, as soon as they make it out alive, they're informed by military higher-ups that they've completed only the first of many harrowing objectives.
Director
Samuel Fuller
Producer
Milton Sperling
Production Co
Warner Bros., United States Pictures
Genre
War
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Aug 1, 2010
Runtime
1h 38m
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