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The Fighting Marines

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Music director  Lee Zahler
Country  United States
6.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Action, Adventure
Producer  Nat Levine
Language  English
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Director  B. Reeves Eason Joseph Kane
Writer  Wallace MacDonald, Maurice Geraghty, Ray Trampe, Sherman L. Lowe, Barney A. Sarecky
Release date  November 23, 1935 (1935-11-23) (U.S.)
Directors  B. Reeves Eason, Joseph Kane
Cast  Grant Withers (Cpl. Larry Lawrernce), Adrian Morris (Sgt. Mack McGowan), Ann Rutherford (Frances Schiller), Robert Warwick (Col. W. R. Bennett)
Similar movies  The Green Archer, Hitman: Agent 47, Watchmen, Zorro Rides Again, Zorro's Fighting Legion, Mysterious Doctor Satan

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The Fighting Marines (1935) is a Mascot movie serial. It was the last serial ever produced by Mascot. The studio was bought out and merged with others to become Republic Pictures. This new company went on to become the most famous of the serial producing studios, starting with Darkest Africa in 1936.


Future Republic Producer Franklin Adreon first became involved with serials with this production. The former regular Marine then a Marine Corps Reserve officer was a technical consultant and played the small role of Captain Holmes in the later chapters.

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When the United States Marine Corps starts building a landing strip on Halfway Island in the Pacific Ocean, they interfere with the secret hideout of the masked mystery villain, The Tiger Shark, who begins to sabotage their efforts. Sergeant Schiller is abducted by the villain after developing a gyrocompass that could pinpoint his location. Corporal Lawrence and Sergeant McGowan attempt to rescue him and stop the Tiger Shark for good.


  • Grant Withers as Corporal Larry Lawrence, US Marine
  • Adrian Morris as Sergeant Mack McGowan, US Marine
  • Ann Rutherford as Frances Schiller
  • Robert Warwick as Colonel W. R. Bennett, US Marine
  • George J. Lewis as Sergeant William Schiller, US Marine abducted by the Tiger Shark
  • Patrick H. O'Malley, Jr. as Captain Grayson
  • Victor Potel as Fake Native Chief, one of the Tiger Shark's henchmen
  • Jason Robards Sr. as Kota
  • Warner Richmond as Metcalf, one of the Tiger Shark's henchmen
  • Robert Frazer as H. R. Douglas
  • J. Frank Glendon as M. J. Buchanan
  • Donald Reed as Pedro, one of the Tiger Shark's henchmen
  • Max Wagner as Gibson, one of the Tiger Shark's henchmen
  • Richard Alexander as Ivan, one of the Tiger Shark's henchmen
  • Tom London as Miller, one of the Tiger Shark's henchmen
  • Stunts

  • Yakima Canutt
  • George DeNormand doubling Grant Withers
  • Eddie Parker doubling Adrian Morris
  • Special effects

  • Photographic effects by Bud Thackery
  • Model effects by the Lydecker brothers
  • Soundtrack

  • Semper Fidelis by John Philip Sousa
  • Chapter titles

    1. Human Targets
    2. Isle of Missing Men
    3. The Savage Hoard
    4. The Mark of the Tiger Shark
    5. The Gauntlet of Grief
    6. Robber's Roost
    7. Jungle Terrors
    8. Siege of Halfway Island
    9. Death from the Sky
    10. Wheels of Destruction
    11. Behind the Mask
    12. Two Against the Horde



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