A grand and emotional study in heroism, PRIDE OF THE MARINES is a tour de force for rugged Garfield and a film that allowed director Daves to introduce some startling psychological techniques which made this film exceptional. Based on the true story of Al Schmid, the film shows us Garfield
as a workingman in Philadelphia who courts and marries Parker on the eve of WW II. Garfield enlists in the Marines and is sent to Guadalcanal, where he and his small machine gun crew receive orders to be on the alert for a massive Japanese attack. With extraordinary heroism, they fend off the
assault, but not before Garfield is blinded. Now, in readjusting to life and marriage wi...