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Still Pending: That 40s Movie With A Local Connection

I have no more guesses on that movie made in 40s that was filmed in Frankford and Tacony that I posted on Monday.  I’m so sad.  But maybe the clues were a little too hard.  I’ll leak some more.  It’s from the 40s so you may have guessed it’s about the second great war.  And you’d be right, it is about a soldier in WW2 anyways.  Here’s another screen shot:

tulip and hellerman old

That’s at Tulip and Hellerman in Tacony.  Here’s the google street view of what it looks like today.  In the movie, this is where the guy lived.  Any guesses?  C’mon, Philly even features in the beginning of the movie in an opening montage.  I’ll even give you the first line:  “This is Philadelphia, 1941.  Everyone has a home town, this mine, my name is Al Schmidt……”

6 thoughts on “Still Pending: That 40s Movie With A Local Connection

  1. is it “pride of the marines”?

  2. YES IT WAS! Good work Shirley

  3. thanks, but i must confess, the credit goes to my mom.

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  5. “The Al Schmid Story” = “Pride of the Marines” Filmed partially in Northwood.

    Lecture was presented by Northeast historian Harry C. Silcox
    Tuesday, November 11, 2008

    7:30PM at The Historical Society of Frankford
    1507 Orthodox Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19124
    Phone: 215-743-6030

    The Veterans Day lecture at the Frankford Historical Society was about the life and times of Al Schmid one of America’s most famous world War II heros.

    At the battle of Guadalcanal in August of 1942 he was credited with killing two hundred of the enemy after being blinded by a grenade at the Tenaru River.

    A book written by Roger Butterfiald (Al Schmid Marine) became the famous movie Pride of the Marines with John Garfield and Elenore Parker was partially made in Northeast Philadelphia.

    Actual pictures of John Garfield and the making of the movie were shown.

  6. Wow that’s interesting. I would love to have seen those pictures.

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