The Marines Are Coming (1934)

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When Lt. "Wild Bill" Traynor, bad boy of the Marine Corps, arrives at a San Diego Marine Base, he is surprised to discover he has been assigned to duty under his old rival, Captain Benton (... See full summary »


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  • Armida and William Haines in The Marines Are Coming (1934)
  • William Haines and Esther Ralston in The Marines Are Coming (1934)
  • William Haines and Conrad Nagel in The Marines Are Coming (1934)
  • William Haines and Esther Ralston in The Marines Are Coming (1934)
  • Armida, William Haines, and Esther Ralston in The Marines Are Coming (1934)
  • Armida, William Haines, Conrad Nagel, and Esther Ralston in The Marines Are Coming (1934)

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18 February 2016 | MartinHafer
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| Haines' last film and it's pretty typical of his films despite being made by Mascot instead of MGM.
In the late silent and early talking picture era, William Haines was one of MGM's top stars. While his films were EXTREMELY formulaic (they invariably involved a very accomplished blowhard finally screwing up and then making good by the end of the film), they were super- popular and he was money in the bank. But by the time he made "The Marines Are Coming", he was a has-been--starring in films by third-rate studios and this one is from tiny little Mascot. Some blame this on Louis B. Mayer's hatred of Haines, some blame it on the new Production Code and the code's dislike of anything hinting at gay but I honestly think most of the problem was because Haines just wasn't pretty any more and there was a serious sameness to his film. He'd put on a few pounds, his hair starting receding and he looked more like an accountant than a handsome leading man by 1934. Whatever the reason, after finishing this film he changed careers and became an interior decorator to the stars...and a very successful one.

This film finds Haines a Lieutenant in the Marines and is a bit of a bad boy. After causing all sorts of problems involving two ladies, he is forced to resign in disgrace but per the usual Haines formula, he makes good by the end of the film. He rejoins as a lowly private and ends up earning back his self-respect after he tangles with a low- life named 'The Torch'.

Overall, there's nothing new but nothing objectionable about this one. Worth seeing if you are a Haines fan, otherwise it's just an agreeable time passer.

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Final film of William Haines.


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Semper Fidelis
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John Philip Sousa
Played during the opening credits
Also played when the marines are marching after Traylor sends in his resignation

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