The Marines Are Coming

The Marines Are Coming is a 1934 American film directed by David Howard. It was the final film acting role of William Haines who had a major success in the 1928 film Tell it to the Marines.

The Marines Are Coming
Directed byDavid Howard
Produced byNat Levine (producer)
Written byColbert Clark (story)
James Gruen (screenplay)
John Rathmell (story)
StarringSee below
Narrated bySean Durf
CinematographyErnest Miller
William Nobles
Edited byThomas Scott
Distributed byMascot Pictures
Release date
November 20, 1934
Running time
74 minutes
CountryUnited States

Plot summary

A brash marine is assigned to a new post which is now under the command of his former rival. The marine falls in love with his commanding officer's fiancée and romances her away from him. The day before their wedding, the fiancée calls it off after the marine is involved with an incident in Tijuana. The fiancée leaves for Central America to join her father, who is a diplomat, and the disgraced marine quits but re-enlists as a private. Assigned to a post in Central America, the marine discovers he must rescue his rival, who has been captured by the rebels plotting to overthrow the territorial governor, his former fiancée's father.



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