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The Real Glory (1939)

Passed  -  History | War  -  29 September 1939 (USA)
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A small American contingent tries to train rural tribesmen to defend themselves against fanatical Muslim radicals in 1906 Philippines.

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Lieut. McCool
Andrea Leeds ...
Linda Hartley
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Capt. Hartley
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Lieut. Larson
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Mrs. Manning
Russell Hicks ...
Capt. Manning
Vladimir Sokoloff ...
The Datu
Benny Inocencio ...
Miguel
Charles Waldron ...
The Padre
Rudy Robles ...
Lieut. Yabo (as Ruby Robles)
Tetsu Komai ...
Alipang
Roy Gordon ...
Col. Hatch
Henry Kolker ...
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In 1906 the American army pulls out of Mindanao leaving a handful of officers to try and get the Philippines Constabulary into shape to protect the native population from ruthless invaders. By reputation and by their exploits the fearless zealots initially strike terror into the local militia but the doctor on the post starts to finds ways to combat this. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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29 September 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Verdadeira Glória  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Hollywood Reporter production charts included Maurice Moscovitch, Thurston Hall and William Stack in the cast, but they did not appear in the film. See more »

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Dr. Bill Canavan: [referring to a sick McCool] The germ hasn't been found that can stop him.
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Based on a real life Medal of Honor Winner
3 May 2011 | by (Louisville, Ky.) – See all my reviews

The uprising is or was real. The doctor played by Cooper, was a real person forced to take over a military barracks because he was the highest ranking officer left after a Muslim Suicide attack as I recall.. The movie is a diagram of how to treat Muslim terrorists and should be watched by those in today's world who want to stop terror. Cooper uses their religion in order to fight them. Watch the movie for how this works. The characters are developed well, and while the story might seem like a rehash of another movie, it is a fairly representative movie of a real life hero. Not Gary Coopers finest work, but is a good movie and will give insight into Muslim Fundamentalist mindset.


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