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The West Point Story (1950)

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

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Elwin 'Bix' Bixby
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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
Roland Winters ...
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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It's another Dandy! A Song-Spangled, Colors-Flying Salute to Uncle Sam's Own Cadets! (dvd) See more »

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Comedy | Music

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25 November 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Les Cadets de West Point  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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Hal's knee is injured backstage during the last act of revue, forcing Bix to take his place in the big final number. Yet during the finale, Hal has recovered enough to perform the next-to-last reprise number, which is now climaxed by Bix's final number, which was originally to have been performed by Hal. Had Hal not been injured, how could he possibly have performed both numbers in the finale? See more »

Quotes

Eve Dillon: [angrily] I've been "taking 10" since I've known you watching you fight your way to the bottom!
Elwin 'Bix' Bixby: [unperturbed] I don't fight, Baby. I'm a lover!
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Soundtracks

Alma Mater
(uncredited)
Music by Friedrich Kücken (song Treue Liebe)
Lyrics by Paul S. Reinecke
Sung by a chorus during the opening credits
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Warners time-filler
10 June 2007 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

In a blatant attempt to recapture the spirit of James Cagney's 1942 hit "Yankee Doodle Dandy" (the trailer even promises this to be "the dandiest Yankee Doodle of them all!") comes a highly-concocted story from Irving Wallace about a down-and-out-showman staging a musical revue at a military academy. Corny in the extreme, but hoofing Cagney's still got the goods; his dance routines liven up the pace of this puff-piece, though they don't exactly make it a memorable vehicle for any of the stars. Virginia Mayo and Doris Day are the gals on hand, and Day's fans will surely be disappointed by her weak musical material and the fact she gets the short shrift in favor of Mayo (who has the better role and yet still projects all the personality of a fashionable mannequin). ** from ****


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