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Pride of the Marines (1945) was a Drama - Drama Film directed by Delmer Daves and produced by Jack L. Warner and Jerry Wald.

Academy Awards 1945 --- Ceremony Number 18 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best WritingAlbert MaltzNominated
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Pride of The Marines (1945): John Garfield Plays Al Schmid

By 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 2, 2020 From 4 Star Films

During WWII there’s no question John Garfield was integral to the war effort despite having never served in the military. He did yeoman’s work when it came to morale, through his pictures at Warner Bros, originating the famed Hollywood Canteen with Bette Davis, and going on war bond tour... Read full article


Pride of the Marines (1945, Delmer Daves)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Sep 30, 2016 From The Stop Button

Pride of the Marines is a disappointment. It never gets particularly good, but it does have a lot of potential–at least from its cast–so when it starts getting better and then slips, it’s a disappointment. The film starts before Pearl Harbor with John Garfield’s would-be bach... Read full article


Pride of the Marines (1945)

By Beatrice on Jan 7, 2015 From Flickers in Time

Pride of the Marines Directed by Delmer Daves Written by Albert Malz and Marvin Borowsky from a novel by Roger Butterfield 1945/USA Warner Bros. First viewing/YouTube Lee Diamond: Why is it that everything good is always gonna happen tomorrow? This didn’t quite measure up to my expectations... Read full article


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On the train to Philadelphia, Al (John Garfield) talks to Lee (Dane Clark) about the difficulty he anticipates in getting a job for a blind man. Lee responds that because he, Lee, is Jewish, he has trouble finding a job as well and the wax philosophic about a day when people are discriminated against for any reason. But in real life, it was Garfield who was Jewish.
This film is about the Battle of Guadacanal. Guadalcanal is situated in the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean, north-east of Australia. Its local name is Isatabu and contains the country's capital, Honiara. The island is humid and mostly made up of jungle with a surface area of 2,510 square miles or 6,500-km². Guadacanal was named after Pedro de Ortega's home town Guadacanal in Andalusia, Spain. de Ortega worked under Álvaro de Mendaña who charted the island in 1568.
"Academy Award Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on June 15, 1946 with John Garfield reprising his film role.
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