To the Shores of Tripoli (1942)
Front Cover Actor
John Payne Chris Winters
Maureen O'Hara Second Lt. Mary Carler
Randolph Scott Dixie Smith
Nancy Kelly Helene Hunt
William Tracy Johnny Dent
"Slapsie Maxie" Rosenbloom Okay Jones
Harry Morgan Mouthy
Edmund MacDonald Butch
Russell Hicks Maj. Wilson
Minor Watson Capt. Winter
Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom Okay Jones
Margaret Early Susie
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Drama; Romance
Director H. Bruce Humberstone
Producer Milton Sperling; Darryl F. Zanuck
Writer Steve Fisher; Lamar Trotti
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 1 hr 22 mins
Country USA
Color Color
One of the first big-studio productions to acknowledge America's entry into WW2, 20th Century-Fox's To the Shores of Tripoli was filmed with full the cooperation of the US Marine Corps. John Payne plays Chris Winters, a wealthy, wise-lipped young Marine recruit who learns the true meaning of "Semper Fidelis" the hard way, courtesy of tough-as-nails drill sergeant Dixie Smith (Randolph Scott). Chris also falls in love with Navy nurse Mary Carter (Maureen O'Hara in her first Technicolor appearance), which leaves his poor hometown sweetheart Helene Hunt (Nancy Kelly) in the lurch. By film's end, Chris is one of the Few and the Proud as he and his buddies are shipped off to combat overseas. Portions of To the Shores of Tripoli were filmed in Hawaii just before the Pearl Harbor attack; according to studio publicity, some of the cameramen managed to capture portions of the Japanese raid on film, though none of these scenes seem to have made their way into the final release print. — Hal Erickson
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It Yes
Viewing Date 6/16/04
Seen Where Home
Index 1355
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 6/16/04
Store Copy
Owner NF
Links IMDB
Folder 011
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 2
Screen Ratio 4:3 Full Frame
Subtitles Danish; Dutch; English for the hearing impaired; Finnish; French; German; Norwegian; Swedish
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
None stated.