The Pride of the Marines is tough leatherneck Steve (Charles Bickford), who appoints himself guardian of orphan boy Ulysses (Bill Burrud). He billets the boy at his marine base, where the kid soon becomes the unofficial mascot. Ulysses returns the favor by trying to expedite the romance between Steve and Molly (Florence Rice). But when Molly elects to marry Larry (Robert Allen), who in turn expresses a wish to adopt Ulysses, it looks like poor Steve will be left out in the cold. There are more stiff upper lips at the film's finale than at a dentist's convention. Pride of the Marines should not be confused with the 1945 John Garfield vehicle of the same name (a mistake often made by the editors of newspaper TV listings).
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