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The Bugle Sounds (1942)

Passed  -  Drama | War  -  5 June 1944 (Portugal)
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Sergeant "Hap" Doan, heartbroken that the Nineteenth Cavalry, in which he has served for so many years, is to be mechanized and replenished with twenty recent draftees, goes on a drinking ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Marjorie Main ...
Susie 'Suz'
Lewis Stone ...
Col. Jack Lawton
George Bancroft ...
'Russ' Russell
Henry O'Neill ...
Lt. Col. Harry Seton
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Sally Hanson
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Sgt. Larry Dillon
William Lundigan ...
Joe 'Joey' Hanson
Tom Dugan ...
Sgt. Strong
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ...
Sgt. Krims (as Guinn Williams)
Ernest Whitman ...
Cartaret
Roman Bohnen ...
Mr. Leech
Jerome Cowan ...
Mr. Nichols
Arthur Space ...
Hank
Jonathan Hale ...
Brigadier-General
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Sergeant "Hap" Doan, heartbroken that the Nineteenth Cavalry, in which he has served for so many years, is to be mechanized and replenished with twenty recent draftees, goes on a drinking spree. He rails about leaving the Army, but is there when the draftees arrive, ready to make good soldiers out of them. When his horse, Cantigny, is killed by the explosion of a tank that had been sabotaged by Nazi-agents, he goes AWOL, and is court-martialed upon his return and given a dishonorable discharge. But he is under secret orders from his Commanding Officer to join the gang of German spies, who have every reason to believe they can trust the disgruntled ex-sergeant.. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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5 June 1944 (Portugal)  »

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Steel Cavalry  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Richard Thorpe filled in for the flu-stricken director S. Sylvan Simon during his illness. See more »

Quotes

Russell 'Russ': I get up and fight my weight in wildcats before breakfast.
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You're in the Army Now
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Wallace Beery scores another hit
10 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

What can be said about this movie that? It's highly formulaic yet lovable due to the charismatic lead performance by its star, one of the great ones Wallace Beery. He plays a role he had a played a thousand times before, that of the lovable doofus who always screws up but seems to make things right by the end. It is a popular hollywood archetype. The plot is about tanks replacing horses in the cavalry and Beery's resistance to it. Laughs are obviously got out of this situation but in the last reel it becomes an effective thriller/action movie with the last five minutes become the absolution pretty intense. Formulaic MGM stuff from the forties but a good introduction to Beery for first-timers.


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