The Marines are Coming (1934)
The Marines are Coming
Film / Action / Drama / Romance
Directed by David Howard
Cast: William Haines, Esther Ralston, Edgar Kennedy, Conrad Nagel and Armida
When Lt. 'Wild Bill' Traynor arrives at a San Diego Marine Base, he is surprised to discover he has been assigned to duty under his old rival, Captain Benton. While eluding the advances of Rosita, a Latin dancer, Bill becomes involved with Benton's fiancee, Dorothy Manning, whom he quickly wins. Benton accepts the impending marriage. On his wedding eve, Bill, in the company of Rosita, becomes involved in a fracas in a gambling joint in nearby Tiajuana. Rosita disappears and Dorothy calls off the wedding. As Dorthy sails for Latin America, Bill resigns in disgrace from the Marines, but re-enters as a Private. Ordered to duty in Ponta Miguel, Bill discovers that Dorothy's father is the governor. His old nemesis Benton has Bill sent to the guardhouse and Bill is vowing revenge when he is released, only to find that Benton is being held prisoner by a jungle bandit known as The Torch. Posing as a drunk and renegade, Bill enters the bandit's camp and, by mending a disabled machine gun, wins the confidence of the bandit leader. Bill later mans the gun against the bandits who have prepared a trap for the Marine patrol searching for Benton.
Actors: Edgar Kennedy, Conrad Nagel