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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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Marjorie Main ...
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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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Steel Cavalry  »

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Trivia

The Half-tracks shown in the opening sequence, so called because they had wheels in the front and tracks in the back, are the M3 Personnel Carrier with production beginning in 1940. See more »

Goofs

Col. Lawton takes the secret orders for the overseas tank shipments out of his safe twice. See more »

Quotes

Russell 'Russ': I get up and fight my weight in wildcats before breakfast.
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Referenced in We Must Have Music (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Old Black Joe
(1860) (uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
First line ("Gone are the days") sung a cappella by Dick Winslow with slightly modified lyrics
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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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