‘Gung Ho!’: The Story of Carlson’s Makin Island Raiders (1943) [Colorized]

During the Pacific phase of World War II, Marine Col. Thorwald puts together a special strike force to capture the Makin Island, a strategic territory held by Japan. He goes out of his way to select soldiers who are rugged or unbalanced misfits, such as former boxer “Pig-Iron” Matthews and yokel Rube Tedrow. As their raid draws closer, Thorwald dispatches with all ranks and titles, and trains his group using unconventional methods.

Director: Ray Enright.
Stars: Randolph Scott, Robert Mitchum, Alan Curtis, Noah Beery Jr., J. Carrol Naish, Sam Levene, Walter Sande, David Bruce, Richard Lane, Louis Jean Heydt, Rod Cameron, Grace McDonald, Milburn Stone, Peter Coe, Harold Landon.

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Note: the original, B&W version of this movie is available on DVD but not the colorized one. Filling a request.

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2 Comments

  1. Johno
    June 15, 2019
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    Thanks, Jon any more colorized movies uploaded would be great.

  2. June 24, 2019
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    This is very much a wartime effort for the home front. It will be repeated many times in many variations. The Sam Levene character can be found with exactly the same characterization in the far better The Purple Heart for example. Still this is a rousing period piece well worth watching. I am not sure the colorization lends much to the film as it seems to be mostly a murky green with the occasional sun rise thrown in.
    Thank you Jon for making it available

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