Search - Gung Ho on DVD

Gung Ho
Gung Ho
Actors: Randolph Scott, Alan Curtis, Noah Beery Jr., J. Carrol Naish, Sam Levene
Director: Ray Enright
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Military & War
NR     2002     1hr 28min

Platform:  DVD MOVIE Publisher:  ALPHA VIDEO Packaging:  DVD STYLE BOX The treacherous sneak attack on Pearl Harbor was fresh on their minds... Gung Ho! dramatically tells the story of the Second Marine Raider Battalion th...  more »


Larger Image

Movie Details

Actors: Randolph Scott, Alan Curtis, Noah Beery Jr., J. Carrol Naish, Sam Levene
Director: Ray Enright
Creators: Milton R. Krasner, Milton Carruth, Walter Wanger, Joseph Hoffman, Lucien Hubbard, W.S. LeFrançois
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Military & War
Sub-Genres: Classics, Drama, Military & War
Studio: Alpha Video
Format: DVD - Black and White
DVD Release Date: 03/19/2002
Original Release Date: 12/20/1943
Theatrical Release Date: 12/20/1943
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 28min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

Similar Movies

Guadalcanal Diary
Director: Lewis Seiler
   NR   2002   1hr 33min
Go For Broke
Director: Robert Pirosh
   NR   2004   1hr 32min
Merrill's Marauders
Director: Samuel Fuller
   NR   2008   1hr 38min
Wake Island
Director: John Farrow
   UR   2004   1hr 27min
Destination Tokyo
   NR   2004   2hr 15min

Similarly Requested DVDs

Last Man Standing
Director: Walter Hill
   R   1997   1hr 41min
The 13th Warrior
Directors: John McTiernan, Michael Crichton
   R   2000   1hr 42min
Saving Private Ryan
Special Limited Edition
Director: Steven Spielberg
   R   1999   2hr 49min
A Man Called Sledge
Directors: Giorgio Gentili, Vic Morrow
   R   2004   1hr 33min
The Client
Snap Case
Director: Joel Schumacher
   PG-13   1997   1hr 59min
Transporter 2
Director: Louis Leterrier
   PG-13   2006   1hr 27min
Director: Baz Luhrmann
   PG-13   2009   2hr 45min
The Jungle Book 2
Director: Steve Trenbirth
   G   2003   1hr 12min
Director: Dominic Sena
   R   2010   1hr 41min
A Bridge Too Far
Director: Richard Attenborough
   PG   1998   2hr 55min

Movie Reviews

Gung Ho, Then and Now.
Child of the "40's | Cedar Falls, Iowa | 11/15/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I saw Gung Ho, the movie about the raid on Makin Island when I was small child; I do not remember whether it was in the early '40's or when it was reissued in the '50's. My reaction at that time was very positive and I was ready to join the Marines and fight the dreaded enemy. I saw it again in the '80's or '90's on TV. My reaction at the more recent viewing was that it was pretty hokey and cornball. It is a movie that was made in a very brief amount of time and for a very specific reason. It was propaganda, pure and simple, and designed to get the American public to support the war effort and contribute to U. S. Bond drives. It was also intended to demonstrate that the U. S. was prepared to take the war to the enemy. It really was not very different from other movies made during the early '40's, i.e., "Back to Bataan", and "60 Seconds Over Tokyo", to name only a couple. "Gung Ho", is an interesting story and is worth viewing as a depiction of an actual historic event. The acting is OK, given the script the actors had to work with. It is also interesting to watch actors who were later to make a mark in the world of cinema later.Gung Ho"
As Bad as It's Title Suggests 15%
Private Quentin Tarantino Fan | nowhere | 07/24/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I guess if you teach a history class or film class, this film could be of use to show just how out of hand jingoism can get in films, or something to that effect. Hey, the more we teach how NOT to make a war film, then it's fine by me.

Otherwise, this film is an utterly worthless piece of jingoistic garbage, a fine example to cherish Band of Brothers, Das Boot, and the other prime WW2 war films even more. Outrageous cringe worthy "America Rules!" moments, s***** battle sequences, dull characters, stupid dialogue, the list of vices go on. If there is a war film vice list, this piece of s*** would be damned for all eternity. Throw in a pointless, underdeveloped love triangle (____!!!!!) and you have ALL the bases covered for one of the worst war films ever.

The only good thing about this is Robert Mitchum, but he's only in the film for a short cameo. What a shame. Unless your ready to relieve nostalgia of watching this piece of crap, then do all that you can to avoid this lamer. Recommended with The Green Berets and D-Day Sixth of June. Don't say I didn't warn you.