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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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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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25 November 1950 (USA)  »

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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: [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

By the Kissing Rock
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Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Performed by Gordon MacRae and Alan Hale Jr.
Also performed by James Cagney and Virginia Mayo (dubbed by Bonnie Lou Williams)
Re-reprised by Gordon MacRae and Doris Day
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Disappointing Day Fare
8 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

When previewing a performance for the musical show being put on, Cagney says "Wouldn't hiss, wouldn't cheer." That about sums it up perfectly, except that I am hissing - some. This movie musical about Cagney helping West Point cadets put on a musical revue, simply just lays there. Despite his energetic presence and the talents of Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Gene Nelson, and Virginia Mayo, it comes across as lifeless. The musical numbers are upbeat and Cagney uses his whole body to show disgust for incompetent amateurs (if you've seen it, you know what I mean,) but the songs are not original or grand enough to really stand out. It may seem pleasant enough at the time, but after nearly two hours, you feel worn out. See another Doris Day or James Cagney film first.


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