It was released on December 28, 1949.
Tropes for the film
- The '40s: Takes place during World War II in the Pacific Theatre.
- Cut Himself Shaving: Two marines explain away their fighting as being hand-to-hand combat training.
- Sergeant Rock: John Stryker, as played by John Wayne.
- Single Mom Stripper: Sgt. Stryker (Wayne) is disgusted by the prostitute he meets — until he finds out she has a baby. (It's implied she's in the business to support her son.) Stryker dandles the boy for a while, gives the woman money, and leaves.