"Makin Taken" was an important newspaper headline in August 1942, signifying the recapture of an essential Pacific island by a hardened group of Marines under the command of Col. Evans Carlson, renamed Col. Thorwald and played by Randolph Scott in this wartime Hollywoodization of the
event. After undergoing rigorous training, the "Raiders" sail to their destination, then take the island over fierce and fanatical resistance. The action-filled final sequences of GUNG HO! are exceptional, though brisk, bloody, and not for the squeamish. Scott is forceful and often inspiring, and
the supporting cast is outstanding, with J. Carrol Naish as a tough lieutenant (a role bas...