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Movies: "Merrill's Marauders"

June 13, 1962 - Opening in local theatres today is “Merrill’s Marauders,” a Technicolor war film, photographed in CinemaScope, and directed and co-written by Samuel Fuller. It is based on the exploits of the long-range penetration jungle warfare unit of the same name in the Burma campaign, culminating in the Siege of Myitkyina of 1944. The source is the nonfiction book “The Marauders,” written by Charlton Ogburn, Jr., a communications officer who served with Merrill's Marauders. Filmed on location in the Philippines, the film stars Jeff Chandler as General Frank Merrill.


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