Marines, Let's Go!


1h 44m 1961

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1961
Premiere Information
New York opening: 15 Aug 1961
Production Company
Twentieth Century--Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States
Location
Japan

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

Following combat duty in Korea, a group of United States Marines are given a furlough in Japan. David Chatfield, a Boston aristocrat, says goodby to Song-Do, the native girl he plans to marry, and then joins his buddies in Yokosuka. Also in the company are Skip Roth, a shrewd fellow known as "the brain," and "Let's Go" McCaffrey, a free-wheeling, heavy-drinking soldier who resents David's upper-class background. The men have adventures in a bath house, in a night club, and with numerous American and Japanese women. McCaffrey gets into a brawl and is about to be court-martialed for the second time when an official order arrives cancelling all leaves because the Chinese forces have begun to move again. Once back in Korea, David is reunited with Song-Do; but a jealous native girl betrays them, and they are taken prisoner by the Chinese. McCaffrey and his men arrive in time to save David and Song-Do from execution. The next morning during combat, McCaffrey is severely wounded. He seeks out David, takes his hand, and dies.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1961
Premiere Information
New York opening: 15 Aug 1961
Production Company
Twentieth Century--Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States
Location
Japan

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

Location scenes filmed in Japan.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer August 1961

CinemaScope

Released in United States Summer August 1961