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Pride of The Marines

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Excellent Warners WW2 movie!!! John Garfield plays real life Hero Al Schmidt, who is blinded at Guadacanal. Wverything thing about this film is just great, from the direction to the music and acting. Eleanor Parker, Dane Clark, Rosemary Decamp are all wonderful. The Philadlphia locations, and the battle scene where Garfield and his mates are hold up with a machine gun is also very authentic. But its Garfield who does a masterful job in this movie. Just another great John Garfield performance!! And he also actually visitied the Schmidts to study the habits of a blind person to make his perfomance in the film look actual. WAHAT AN ACTOR!!!

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I just caught this again a few months ago after having not seen it since I was a kid. The surreal dream sequence in the film that Schmidt has about returning to civilian life after having been blinded was a surprise.

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