Merrill's Marauders (1962) 1080p YIFY Movie

Merrill's Marauders (1962) 1080p

Merrill's Marauders is a movie starring Jeff Chandler, Ty Hardin, and Peter Brown. During WW2, a 3000-strong American unit, known as Merrill's Marauders, battles the Japanese forces in Burma.

IMDB: 6.71 Likes

  • Genre: Adventure | Drama
  • Quality: 1080p
  • Size: 1.87G
  • Resolution: / fps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 98
  • IMDB Rating: 6.7/10 
  • MPR: Normal
  • Peers/Seeds: 48 / 71

The Synopsis for Merrill's Marauders (1962) 1080p

Brigadier General Frank D. Merrill leads the 3,000 American volunteers of his 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), aka "Merrill's Marauders", behind Japanese lines across Burma to Myitkyina, pushing beyond their limits and fighting pitched battles at every strong-point.

The Director and Players for Merrill's Marauders (1962) 1080p

[Director]Samuel Fuller
[Role:]Jeff Chandler
[Role:]Andrew Duggan
[Role:]Ty Hardin
[Role:]Peter Brown

The Reviews for Merrill's Marauders (1962) 1080p

another Sam Fuller war movie that packs so much heart and guts you can forgive its misgivingsReviewed byQuinoa1984Vote: 7/10

Samuel Fuller knew war, experienced it first hand, and it became apart of who he was artistically as well as impacting him from knowing those he fought alongside that may or may not have come back alive as part of the "Big Red One." This sets apart a film like Merrill's Marauders, which in more commercial hands or those of a hack-for-hire could be fun or exciting in a conventional sense but could also be entirely forgettable as a programmer on a double feature. For Fuller there's a need to tell the stories of such brave soldiers like the Marauders who kept going on and on past all common sense or reasonable action. How much it's truly based on fact would depend, be it on the research of the battle(s) or on the book itself the film is based upon. But what it lacks in fine tuning it makes up for with guts, lots of it, like an endless reservoir.

This is indeed what sets apart all of Samuel Fuller's war movies, and he made some truly great ones from Korea (The Steel Helmet) to Germany (nearly lost Verboten!) to his own personal tale with the epic The Big Red One itself. With this story, which tells of Frank Merrill's trials and tribulations getting his troops across swamps and mountains and over hundreds of miles in Burma to stop an invading force of Japanese entering into India, Fuller may not always get the best actors for the job (some are alright, such as Jeff Chanlder, who sadly died shortly after filming ended but went out with a bang, while others are just contract players whom aren't remembered today for a reason of being by definition character actors), and once or twice his pacing goes off or the music doesn't quite click or gets schmaltzy.

But damn it all to hell, it's still a Sam Fuller picture, which means there's plenty of truly gripping scenes of war violence, and plenty of small moments that make it stand out. I liked the attachment the one soldier had with his mule, so much so that he would carry what the mule had on its back so it could still walk along the mountains. I liked the little bit where the Philippino soldier refused to tuck in his shirt just because he was told to. I especially liked that calm interlude where the soldiers, for only a seeming moments time, get a respite in a small village where the villagers come to help the beat soldiers who are resting as much as they can before pressing on (with the one assumedly very tough soldier breaking down in tears from the kindness, or just utter frustration or exhaustion). There's also a camaraderie with the soldiers that Fuller knows like the back of his hand - this is where, at the least, it feels and is totally authentic, at least compared to its programmers.

What also makes Merrill's Marauders worth watching is that despite the exterior appearance of being about perseverance in the face of all odds, overwhelmingly stacked it would seem, it's really an anti-war picture, or at the very least one that questions such missions as these. I almost wonder if Fuller had been able to make the film years after 1962, where he might have had more freedom to show more grit, more bloodshed, more of the reality that he knew so well and pumped into the soldier experience on the whole. It may be a story of courage, maybe an absurd one with its straight-faced veneer, but it doesn't feel like a true story's tale - it's more about the struggle, the sense that hope could be lost at any second, which is mortifying. It's a B-movie that for all its minor flaws has its heart more than in the right place but the exact one; an antidote for all of those bubble-gum Gung-Ho John Wayne pictures.

Reviewed bygrahamsj3Vote: 7/10/10

All you've gotta do is put one foot in front of the other and just keep walkingReviewed byandrewglencross65Vote: 9/10

I'm not going to write a review of this remarkable film but just want to share and echo some thoughts.

Yes, the bookends are awful.

The(I believe 101st Airborne)on parade at the end of the film is horribly jarring with MM's gritty, malarial jungle tone--but the film remains a favourite from childhood and into my mid 40's.

Jeff Chandler, for me, was never better---bit like Gregory Peck being never being better than he was as General Frank Savage in "12 o'clock High" And if THAT film was all about the USAAF's "Maxiumum Effort" THIS is the army's version of it,and Sam Fuller imbues it with the eye of the combat GI.

As others have said the battle at Shaduzup is particularly affecting: claustrophobic and just plain hellish.

I reckon this sequence is easily Fuller's greatest pure war movie making in the film--and just bloody unforgettable. As others have noted "Stock" walking between the concrete blocks at the battle's end is haunting.

Sam Fuller who fought in North Africa/Europe might just have also made the best film about the US Army in the Asia/Pacific theatre here. A theatre of operations that popular imagination tends to be dominated by the USMC.

Yeah, there's a cheesy( but appreciated)representation of the Brits in Burma, but Merrill's Marauder's is a war film that never fails to inspire, and demands a DVD release.

A remake would be nice too I suppose without the "Battle Cry" footage and cobbled together music, but would it draw you in to the jungle and its ever present Japanese threat in the way that Sam Fuller did? I don't think so.

Myktina, Walawbum and Shaduzup.

Is it just me or are those names forever locked in your memory?.

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