Allan Dwan directs John Wayne, John Agar and Adele Mara in this WWII movie where a tough C.O. leads his troops to victory over the Japanese.
There’s no denying there’s a strange sensation watching a man who dodged the war order and berate real soldiers re-enacting their violent moment in history. That’s right, Duke… you show that actual veteran how to thrust a bayonet! Beyond that overriding, slightly queasy irony this is pretty standard stuff. A scene between Wayne and a prostitute has a wonderful charm to it. No reality to it again but sticks in the memory all the same.
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