The Fighting Marines
Corporal Larry Grant and Sergeant "Mac" McGowan, of the United States Marine Corps, are rival for the love of Frances Schiller, but team up to hunt down "The Tiger Shark," a mad, scientific wizard who is holding Sergeant William Schiller, Frances' brother, a prisoner on a wild, jungle island in the Pacific.
The Fighting Marines (1935) is a Mascot movie serial. It was the last serial ever produced by Mascot. The studio was bought out and merged with others to become Republic Pictures. This new company went on to become the most famous of the serial producing studios, starting with Darkest Africa in 1936.
Future Republic Producer Franklin Adreon first became involved with serials with this production. The former regular Marine then a Marine Corps Reserve officer was a technical consultant and played the small role of Captain Holmes in the later chapters.
When the United States Marine Corps starts building a landing strip on Halfway Island in the Pacific Ocean, they interfere with the secret hideout of the masked mystery villain, The Tiger Shark, who begins to sabotage their efforts. Sergeant Schiller is abducted by the villain after developing a gyrocompass that could pinpoint his location. Corporal Lawrence and Sergeant McGowan attempt to rescue him and stop the Tiger Shark for good.
Grant Withers as Corporal Larry Lawrence, US Marine
Adrian Morris as Sergeant Mack McGowan, US Marine
Ann Rutherford as Frances Schiller
Robert Warwick as Colonel W. R. Bennett, US Marine
George J. Lewis as Sergeant William Schiller, US Marine abducted by the Tiger Shark
Patrick H. O’Malley, Jr. as Captain Grayson
Victor Potel as Fake Native Chief, one of the Tiger Shark’s henchmen
Jason Robards Sr. as Kota
Warner Richmond as Metcalf, one of the Tiger Shark’s henchmen
Robert Frazer as H. R. Douglas
J. Frank Glendon as M. J. Buchanan
Donald Reed as Pedro, one of the Tiger Shark’s henchmen
Max Wagner as Gibson, one of the Tiger Shark’s henchmen
Richard Alexander as Ivan, one of the Tiger Shark’s henchmen
Tom London as Miller, one of the Tiger Shark’s henchmen