Merrill's Marauders

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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.

  1. Samuel Fuller

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Charlton Ogburn Jr.


  3. Milton Sperling


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  1. Jeff Chandler

    Jeff Chandler

    Brig. Gen. Frank D. Merrill

  2. Ty Hardin

    Ty Hardin

    2nd Lt. Lee Stockton

  3. Peter Brown

    Peter Brown


  4. Andrew Duggan

    Andrew Duggan

    Capt. Abraham Lewis Kolodny, MD

  5. Will Hutchins

    Will Hutchins


  6. Claude Akins

    Claude Akins

    Sgt. Kolowicz

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 38m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • March 16, 1962



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

Battle for Burma.

Merrill’s Marauders is directed by Samuel Fuller, who also co-adapts the screenplay with Milton Sperling from the book, The Marauders, written by Charlton Ogburn Jr. It stars Jeff Chandler, Ty Hardin, Andrew Duggan, Claude Akins, Peter brown, Will Hutchins and John Hoyt. A Cinemascope/Technicolor production with music by Howard Jackson and cinematography by William H. Clothier.

Cracker-jack war movie, packed to the rafters with blood, sweat and tears, and best of all, gritty realism. Story is about the warfare unit led by Frank Merrill (Chandler) during the Burmese campa... read the rest.

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