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Tell It to the Marines (1926)

US 103m, B&W, Silent
Director: George W. Hill; Cast: Lon Chaney, William Haines, Eleanor Boardman

Tell It to the Marines is the story of a hard-boiled drill Sergeant who makes a Marine out of Private George Robert “Skeet” Burns whose only interest is to get a free train ride from Uncle Sam. Chaney’s performance as Sergeant O’Hara was one of his most conventional in a career that is largely remembered for his portrayal of “monsters”. Made in cooperation with the U.S. Marine Corps, Chaney’s convincing performance earned him the title of Honorary Marine, the first film star to receive that honour (Klaus Ming April 2017).

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2 comments on “Tell It to the Marines (1926)

  1. Hoosier X
    04/17/2017

    Tell It to the Marines is a great movie! It’s not just Chaney; Boardman is really good too.

    • Klaus
      04/17/2017

      It’s a surprisingly modern movie. I forgot at times that I was watching a silent film. The acting is top notch.

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