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It’s Time To Report For Duty For The “Send In The Marines” Blog-A-Thon!

November 10th is a special day for all U.S. Marines as it marks the anniversary of the founding of the Marine Corps in 1775.  Hollywood history has no shortage of movies about the Marines, but what you may not know is so many faces you know from the annals of classic cinema and television also once marched through the Halls of Montezuma.

You can blame the phenomena known as the blog-a-thon for drawing an oddball sports guy like J-Dub into the classic film blogging world.  That would explain other Blog-A-Thons he’s hosted like Box Office Jocks and 1st and Ten; that would seem obvious coming from an old football player.  You can apply the same logic to see why J-Dub would want to do a Blog-A-Thon about the USMC.  While John Wayne and J-Dub both played football, one of them did more than play a Marine in the movies.

Thankfully, Gill from RealWeegieMidget Reviews has agreed to co-host this blog-a-thon with J-Dub from Dubsism so that it doesn’t become what Marines not-so-lovingly refer to as a “Charlie Foxtrot.”  The premise is simple.  Since this event coincides with the anniversary of the founding of the U.S. Marine Corps, this blog-a-thon is dedicated to films or television programs either about the USMC, those in which actual Marines appear, or feature actors who served in the Marine Corps.  Like we mentioned, there’s a lot more of those than you may think, there’s sea-bag full of possibilities in these links.

12 People You Didn’t Know Were U.S. Marines

12 More Surprising Marines Who Became Actors

There’s some actors in those lists worthy of blog-a-thons of their very own, so there’s no shortage of topics.  Beyond that, we’ll even accept any movie, television show, or actor if you can make a case your choice fits the theme.

The Rules and How To Join

  1. Fit the theme: As we said, this is dedicated to films or television programs either about the USMC, those in which actual Marines appear, or feature actors who served in the Marine Corps.
  2. No limit on the number of posts per participant.
  3. No more than two duplicates per movie or program.
  4. Include the banner at the top of this post in your piece.
  5. Include a short statement in your piece explaining how it fits the theme (unless it’s obvious). For example, George C. Scott is very high on J-Dub’s list of favorite actors, but had no idea he served in the USMC until Gill pointed that out. It’s all about discovery, people…
  6. Publish your posts during one of the two days of this blog-a-thon, November 10th-11th, 2019.
  7. New material only.

In order to help you get your topics while they are hot, you can send all your details to us below! If you don’t have your own blog, but still would like to participate, your contribution can be posted as a guest column.  Just let us know and we can figure it out!

You can also join the blog-a-thon by contacting one of the co-hosts by any means you have available…blog comment, email, Navajo code-talker…whatever you’ve got, just as long as you get your choices to us!

After you’ve sent us your subject, and once your piece is published, send the link to one of the hosts, Gill from RealWeegieMidget Reviews or J-Dub from Dubsism dubsism@yahoo.com


UPDATE: This is the post announcing this blog-a-thon.  To see the finished contributions, go to the page for the blog-a-thon itself

Topics which have been claimed twice and are now OFF LIMITS!

  • Full Metal Jacket (1978)
  • The D.I. (1957)
  • Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)
  • Tell It To The Marines (1926)
  • A Few Good Men (1992)
  • Dangerous Minds (1995)


  • Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)
  • Let’s Make it Legal (1951)
  • The D.I. (1957)

Realweegiemidget Reviews

  • An examination of her favorite Gene Hackman films

The Midnite Drive-In:

  • Full Metal Jacket (1987)

Movie Movie Blog Blog II:

  • The D.I. (1957)

Taking Up Room:

  • Tell It To The Marines (1926)

Banzai Retro Club:

  • A Few Good Men (1992)

Return to the 80s:

  • Full Metal Jacket (1987)

Beetely Pete:

  • Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)

Cinematic Catharsis:

  • Tell It To The Marines (1926)


  • The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

Caftan Woman:

  • Hail The Conquering Hero (1944)

Let’s Go To The Movies:

  • A Few Good Men (1992)

Pale Writer:

  • Aliens (1986)

Words Seem Out Of Place:

  • Dangerous Minds (1995)

Sean Munger:

  • The Great Santini (1979)

Crítica Retrô:

  • The Blue Eagle (1926)

In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood:

  • Highway Dragnet (1954)

Pfeiffer Pfilms and Meg Movies:

  • Dangerous Minds (1995)

Thoughts All Sorts:

  • Brothers (2009)

The Oak Drive-In:

  • Halls of Montezuma (1950)

Silver Screen Suppers:

  • Former U.S. Marine Bea Arthur’s recipe for Cream of Carrot Soup


  • A review an episode of ‘the TV series “Touched by an Angel”  titled “The Sky is Falling” featuring former U.S. Marine Brian Keith.

Diary of a Movie Maniac:

  • The Boys From Company C


  • What Price Glory (1952)
  • Return to Tarawa – The Leon Cooper Story (2009)
  • The Split (1968)
  • First to Fight (1967)

Silver Screenings:

  • Flying Leathernecks (951)

This page will be updated as we get more contributions, so keep ’em coming!

Semper Fi, bloggers!

Check out Dubsism’s Movies and Blog-A-Thons page for a full schedule of projects past, present, and future!

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9 comments on “It’s Time To Report For Duty For The “Send In The Marines” Blog-A-Thon!

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  2. thoughtsallsorts
    September 29, 2019

    Hi…already popped past Gill’s but I’d like to do Brothers (2009) please.


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  5. Eric Binford
    November 6, 2019

    I want to write about The Boys in Company C (1978). Is it okay?


    • J-Dub
      November 6, 2019

      About Marines, and stars a Marine…it’s perfect. You’ve got it.

      Liked by 1 person

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