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Lucille Ball & Richard Dix in "The Marines Fly High"
Monogram Ranch | Placerita Canyon


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Lobby card (standard 11x14 inches, colorized): Lucille Ball and Richard Dix star in "The Marines Fly High" (RKO 1940), shot at Ernie Hickson's Monogram Ranch in Placerita Canyon (later called Melody Ranch).

In this pseudo-Western runup-to-war film, the U.S. Marines are fighting bandits in the South American jungle. Ball co-stars as Dix's love interest; the other credited players are Steffi Duna, John Eldredge, Paul Harvey, Horace McMahon, Dick Hogan, Kirby Grant, Ann Shoemaker and Nestor Paiva. Uncredited roles are played by Abner Biberman, Selmer Jackson, Ethan Laidlaw and John Sheehan.

The film debuted March 4, 1940, in New York City.

That same year, Ball (August 6, 1911 - April 26, 1989) met and married the dashing young Cuban bandleader Desi Arnaz (1917-1986).

Lobby card distributed by Advertising Accessories Inc., 3201 Olive Street. (ID on back; no city given but presumably Huntington Park.)


LW2676: 19200 dpi jpeg from original lobby card purchased 2013 by Leon Worden.
THE MARINES FLY HIGH (RKO 1940)

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