Gung Ho!: The Story of Carlson's Makin Island Raiders
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Gung Ho!: The Story of Carlson's Makin Island Raiders
Accepted in 1943 as standard wartime propaganda, Gung Ho can be seen today as an outrageous exercise in raging machismo. Randolph Scott plays Thorwald, a marine colonel assigned to assemble a crack squadron of fearless jungle fighters for the all-important raid on Japanese-held Makim Island (which in real life was recaptured only a few weeks before the film's release). Thorwald seems determine to select the dregs of the earth for this mission: most of his squadron is comprised of misfits, barroom brawlers, borderline psychos and outright murderers. It is suggested that these sociopaths are… More

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"Outdated WWII flagwaver."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"... the film moves from the familiar cliches of platoon drama character vignettes to the sinewy action scenes of the invasion."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Turner Classic Movies Online
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