The Leatherneck

The Leatherneck (1929)

An odd little film about male bonding. At the end of WW I, two Americans (William Boyd and Robert Armstrong) befriend a simple minded German (Alan Hale) and win him over into becoming an American. All three are still peacetime officers in the US Marines when an unscrupulous character steals Boyd's girl and his two buddies go off to rescue her. When they don't come back, Boyd goes after them to rescue all. This is all done in flashback from a court martial trial for desertion. It's very simple-minded and innocent (silents were that). Mildly interesting to today's audiences, but nothing special. It did receive an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay

  • Elliott J. Clawson
  • John W. Krafft
  • Howard Higgin
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  • Release Date: 1929-02-24
  • Language: en
  • Country: US
  • Runtime: 65

Fred Kohler


Paul Weigel


Philo McCullough

Court-Martial Officer

Mitchell Lewis

Court-Martial Officer

Lee Shumway

Court-Martial Officer

Lloyd Whitlock

Court-Martial Officer

Joseph W. Girard

Court-Martial Officer (as Joseph Girard)

William Boyd

William Calhoun

Alan Hale

Otto Schmidt

Robert Armstrong

Joseph Hanlon

Wade Boteler

Top Sergeant

Jack Richardson

Court-Martial Officer
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