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The working titles of this film were Bowery Leathernecks and Tell It to the Marines. The opening title card reads: "Monogram Pictures Corporation presents Leo Gorcey and The Bowery Boys in Here Come the Marines." David Gorcey, who had appeared in several previous "Bowery Boys" pictures, was billed for the first time as "David Condon." Bernard Gorcey, who played "Louie," was father to both Leo and David. A Hollywood Reporter news item adds Roberta Haynes to the cast, but her appearance in the final film has not been confirmed. According to a January 1952 Hollywood Reporter news item, the film was shot on location at the Port Hueneme Marines installation in California. The viewed print was missing the last four minutes of the film. Missing plot information was assembled from reviews. For more information on "The Bowery Boys" series, consult the Series Index and see the entry for Live Wires in AFI Catalog of Feature Films 1941-50.