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The Marines Are Coming (1934)

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74 min | Action, Drama, Romance

When Lt. "Wild Bill" Traynor, bad boy of the Marine Corps, arrives at a San Diego Marine Base, he is surprised to discover he has been assigned to duty under his old rival, Captain Benton (Conrad Nagel). While eluding the advances of ...See moreWhen Lt. "Wild Bill" Traynor, bad boy of the Marine Corps, arrives at a San Diego Marine Base, he is surprised to discover he has been assigned to duty under his old rival, Captain Benton (Conrad Nagel). While eluding the advances of Rosita (Armida), a Latin dancer, Bill becomes involved with Benton's fiancee, Dorothy Manning (Esther Ralston), whom he quickly wins and Benton accepts the impending marriage. On his wedding eve, Bill, in the company of Rosita, becomes involved in a fracas in a gambling joint in nearby Tia Juana. Rosita disappears and Dorothy calls off the wedding. As Dorthy sails for Latin America, Bill resigns in disgrace from the Marines, but re-enters as a Private. Ordered to duty in Ponta Miguel, Bill discovers that Dorothy's father (Hale Hamilton) is the governor. His old nemesis Benton has Bill sent to the guardhouse and Bill is vowing revenge when he is released, only to find that Benton is being held prisoner by a jungle bandit known as The Torch (George Regas.) Posing as a drunk and renegade, Bill enters the bandit's camp and, by mending a disabled machine gun, wins the confidence of the bandit leader. Bill later mans the gun against the bandits who have prepared a trap for the Marine patrol searching for Benton. Written by Les Adams See less
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James Gruen (screenplay) | John Rathmell (story) | Colbert Clark (story)
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Updated Nov 20, 1934

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Nov 20, 1934 (United States)

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William Haines
Lt. William 'Wild Bill' Traylor Lt. William 'Wild Bill' Traylor   See fewer
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Esther Ralston
Dorothy Manning Dorothy Manning   See fewer
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Conrad Nagel
Capt. Edward 'Ned' Benton Capt. Edward 'Ned' Benton   See fewer
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Armida
Rosita Hernández Consuelo Ibera y Buenaventura Rosita Hernández Consuelo Ibera y Buenaventura   See fewer
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Edgar Kennedy
Sgt. Buck Martin Sgt. Buck Martin   See fewer
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Hale Hamilton
Colonel Gilroy Colonel Gilroy   See fewer
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Smiley Burnette
Sailor Delivering Flowers to Bill (uncredited) Sailor Delivering Flowers to Bill (uncredited)   See fewer
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Allan Cavan
Party Guest (uncredited) Party Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gino Corrado
Bandito Officer (uncredited) Bandito Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Dominguez
Bandit (uncredited) Bandit (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dell Henderson
Admiral (uncredited) Admiral (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bruce Lane
Marine (uncredited) Marine (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Leyva
Bandit (uncredited) Bandit (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alphonse Martell
Lopez (uncredited) Lopez (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chris-Pin Martin
Carlos, Aide to the Torch (uncredited) Carlos, Aide to the Torch (uncredited)   See fewer
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Broderick O'Farrell
Doctor (uncredited) Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Artie Ortego
Bandit (uncredited) Bandit (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Regas
The Torch (uncredited) The Torch (uncredited)   See fewer
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Syd Saylor
Marine Releasing Bill from Guardhouse (uncredited) Marine Releasing Bill from Guardhouse (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Semels
Waiter (uncredited) Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Visaroff
Estaban Laredo (uncredited) Estaban Laredo (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wes Warner
Marine (uncredited) Marine (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.3 / 10 | 198 votes