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A U.S. Marine major tries to keep his captain on the right track through combat on Guadalcanal, training new recruits in San Diego, and a relationship with a WAAAF while on leave in Australia.
During filming, Emperor Hirohito gave permission for Japanese troops to withdraw from Guadalcanal, and their evacuation began soon after filming was completed.
Lt. Ellen Foster:
You look lovely.
Capt. Dan Craig: A marine's not supposed to look lovely.
Lt. Ellen Foster: You do.
As Pat O'Brien and Robert Ryan are walking down the street, toward the USO. They can be seen to salute twice. The first time as they are walking down the street no member of military can be seen. Only men wearing fedora's and civilian clothes are seen walking down the street.
Opening credits prologue: (tickertape) 12 SEPT. 1942 ...... IN THE SOUTHWEST PACIFIC UNITED STATES MARINES ON GUADALCANAL LAST NIGHT ENGAGED IN MINOR SKIRMISHES AND PATROL ACTIVITY. JAPANESE REINFORCEMENTS ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN LANDED. OUR POSITIONS REMAIN INTACT.
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