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To The Shores Of Tripoli

3.5 out of 5 stars 39 customer reviews

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An arrogant playboy joins the Marines, woos a nurse, clashes with his sergeant and shapes up.

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If it weren't so clearly a product of the precise moment when the U.S. had just suffered the Japanese sneak attacks of December 1941, To the Shores of Tripoli might easily be mistaken for the definitive parody of World War II Hollywood jingoism by a latter-day satirical troupe--say, the SCTV gang. Smartass child of privilege John Payne is sent to Marine boot camp to learn about responsibility and being a team player. Although shot on location at San Diego, the sunny Technicolor training exercises look more like a musical-comedy summer stock company working out. Drillmaster Randolph Scott and fiery-haired nurse Maureen O'Hara love Payne in spite of his myriad obnoxious qualities, and he does have the right stuff, as he demonstrates at the drop of a hat--and the rest of his civilian clothes--the minute he hears about Pearl Harbor over the radio. The finale, a troopship embarkation turned full-scale production number, has to be seen to be disbelieved. --Richard T. Jameson

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  • Actors: John Payne, Maureen O'Hara, Randolph Scott, Nancy Kelly, William Tracy
  • Directors: H. Bruce Humberstone
  • Writers: Lamar Trotti, Steve Fisher
  • Producers: Darryl F. Zanuck, Milton Sperling
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
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  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: May 21, 2002
  • Run Time: 86 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000063URZ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #72,166 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "To The Shores Of Tripoli" on IMDb

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By Steven Hellerstedt on October 8, 2005
Format: DVD
Shortly before the United States' entry into World War II carefree wiseacre playboy Chris Winters (John Payne) joins the Marine Corps and journeys to a training camp in San Diego. While there he falls under the spell of nurse 2nd Lieutenant Mary Carter (Maureen O'Hara) and under the thumb of nail-tough drill sergeant Dixie Smith (Randolph Scott.) Before long the feckless young Winters is counting the days until his rich fiancée Helene Hunt (Nancy Kelly) can pull the strings that will get him out of the Corps.

TO THE SHORES OF TRIPOLI (1942) was released in March of that year, and filming of the movie began before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Even though it incorporates some `At War' features - dedicating the movie especially to the Marines on Wake Island, for instance - this is a relatively blithe look at a nation preparing for war. Beyond marching and then more marching (this is the marchingest movie you'll ever see) boot camp seems a breeze. Even Scott's tough drill sergeant is a pussycat compared to most later examples of the type. Although the leatherneck vows he'll either break down or drive out the `worthless pup' Payne, Payne is the `Skipper's son,' and Payne's decision to tent with and tutor the unit's Gomer Pyle shows us there's something redeemable beneath the glib and polished exterior. O'Hara, as usual strong and beautiful as the navy nurse, pairs up well with Payne (their chemistry together would product the classic `Miracle on 34th Street' five years later.) With a tidy love story wrapped up in an early recruitment movie, TO THE SHORES OF TRIPOLI is solid entertainment. If it's a little light, it probably served it purpose of demystifying, a bit, the boot camp experience.
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To phrase this as kindly as possible ... the folks at Fox Home Entertainment are dumber than dirt, especially when it comes to their library of classic movies. They've pulled off some spectacular marketing fiascos over the years ... such as releasing the 1939 box-office smash "Jesse James" on laserdisc in a faded, washed-out print back in the early 1990's; and more recently, pushing their (badly) colorized versions of several Shirley Temple classics into the marketplace on DVD instead of the glorious black and white originals.
But the DVD edition of "To the Shores of Tripoli" represents a new low for the company. This movie received an Oscar nomination for Edward Cronjager's and William Skall's gorgeous candybox TECHNICOLOR cinematography. The title frame of the film itself says: "'To the Shores of Tripoli' in TECHNICOLOR." The DVD box itself says, "1942, COLOR, 86 minutes" under the advertising blurb; and then proclaims "Photographed in TECHNICOLOR" in the credits area. But guess what?!!? The DVD was mastered from a BLACK & WHITE re-release print, and not the original Technicolor negative! Hello, 11th-Century Fox! That churning sound you hear is former studio head Darryl F. Zanuck spinning 'round and 'round in his grave. Unfortunately, this movie is just not worth watching unless you get to marvel at Maureen O'Hara's beautiful tresses in all their flame-colored glory!
But that's not the only blunder on this disc or its packaging. In the box describing the DVD's features, the aspect ratio is correctly noted as 1.33:1, Full Frame Format.
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This Technicolor film received an Academy Award nomination for best color cinematography. So what did Fox Home Video do? They put out the film on DVD in a BLACK & WHITE PRINT!!!!!!
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I bought a copy of the DVD version of this movie which I had seen in the theatres many years ago. When I started the movie I noticed it was in black and white, not in color as the movie was photographed in and what the DVD jacket said it was in. Thinking the DVD was defective, I returned it. I then went to another place and bought another copy. It too was in black and white. I sent e-mails to Fox asking what was wrong and never received an answer. I strongly recommend that you do not buy the DVD version. Too bad, the movie actually is very good.
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I read the reviews about this being on dvd in black & white then i saw that Amazon had several listings for this. The one i received says 2002 on the back & it is in color Fox must have made two pressings of this title. The color & picture were great & i wanted to have this also because i saw a tv print & they had edited a few words that is hard to believe in this day & age the dvd is uncut which is the way it should be.
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What a huge disappointment from 20th Century-Fox studios...I saw this movie since 1942...hundreds of times in vivid, vibrant and primary TECHNICOLOR...I loved it; hell, I even joined the US Marines...the dust/jacket claims the DVD is in Technicolor in three [3] different places..."FLASH"...it's in Black & White, my man...all of the reviews [below] depict the screen/play one way or the other [to each his/her own]...I was hoping with anticipated joy to see this DVD in glorious TECHNICOLOR...what a low/letdown by 20th Century-Fox Public Relations Dept...anything for a buck in this generation!!...alas; one vivid scene that hallmarks this movie is the dress blues graduation day, it seems the USMC , by design, compiled a slew of silver tubers assembled with an abundance of other field music Marines to give out with the martial strains of the, "Marines Hymn"...you will never hear a huge Marine Band of this size ever sound-off like this ever again...it is a unique rendition and sound [non pareil]...you are in for a singular treat...dress blues on parade with the big Marine field music ensemble...as for the picture, I loved it and this Marine Corps movie in 1942 stand alone for the reason why so many joined up resulting in a huge/record surge of volunteer enlistments into the Corps to war vs Japan... my joy would have been 10 fold if I received the Technicolor DVD as black and white doesn't measure up at all. Semper Fi, Mac....SSGT CHRIS SARNO-USMC FMF
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