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The West Point Story (1950)

Approved | | Comedy, Music | 25 November 1950 (USA)
A Broadway director helps the West Point cadets put on a show, aided by two lovely ladies and assorted complications.

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Cast

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Eve Dillon
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Jan Wilson
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Tom Fletcher
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Hal Courtland
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Bull Gilbert
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Harry Eberhart
Raymond Roe ...
Bixby's 'Wife'
Wilton Graff ...
Lieutenant Colonel Martin
Jerome Cowan ...
Mr. Jocelyn
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Storyline

Broadway director Bix Bixby, down on his luck (thanks to gambling), is reluctantly persuaded to go to West Point military academy (with Eve, his gorgeous assistant and on-and-off love) to help the students put on a show. Ulterior motive: to recruit student star Tom Fletcher for Harry Eberhart's new production (Eberhart just happens to be Tom's uncle). Then, Bixby finds that he himself must live as a cadet. Of course, sundered hearts come into the story also... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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The New Warner Bros. Dandy! A Song-Spangled, Colors-Flying Salute to Uncle Sam's Own Cadets! (original poster) See more »

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Comedy | Music

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Release Date:

25 November 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Les Cadets de West Point  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Goofs

At last minute, Jan (a female movie star) makes a surprise appearance in a role in an all-male West Point revue, in a part everyone assumed was to be played by a man. But a few minutes later there's a photo of her in closeup in the program featuring stars of the production. See more »

Quotes

Eve Dillon: You heel! Can't even pay a hotel bill! In debt up to your ears, and it's horses! Horses every second you're awake! Horses, horses, horses!
Elwin 'Bix' Bixby: [unapologetically] I don't drink or smoke.
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Soundtracks

Ten Thousand Four Hundred and Thirty-Two Sheep
(uncredited)
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Performed by Doris Day and chorus boys
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Let-down Musical
15 May 2000 | by (Cleveland, Ohio) – See all my reviews

There's a lesson to be learned here: no amount of talent can save a musical production weighted with a lame script and mediocre songs. Talent is abundant in this film, with no less than five terrific stars above the title. Yet, song after song, number after number, the picture just seems to sit there, limp and lifeless. A nice try, but "The West Point Story" remains only a fairly watchable, average film. Yet, there's no denying the bountiful talent of Cagney-Mayo-Day-MacRae-Nelson.


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