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The Long Gray Line
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Director:
Writers:
Edward Hope (screenplay)
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Release Date:
9 February 1955 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Warms Your Heart! STIRS YOUR BLOOD! and fires your imagination!
Plot:
The life story of a salt-of-the-earth Irish immigrant, who becomes an Army Noncommissioned Officer and... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
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(12 articles)
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Excellent movie, but I'm biased See more (39 total) »

Cast

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Tyrone Power ... Martin 'Marty' Maher

Maureen O'Hara ... Mary O'Donnell

Robert Francis ... James N. Sundstrom Jr.

Donald Crisp ... Old Martin

Ward Bond ... Capt. Herman J. Kohler

Betsy Palmer ... Kitty Carter

Philip Carey ... Charles 'Chuck' Dotson (as Phil Carey)
William Leslie ... James Nilsson 'Red' Sundstrom

Harry Carey Jr. ... Dwight Eisenhower

Patrick Wayne ... Abner 'Cherub' Overton
Sean McClory ... Dinny Maher

Peter Graves ... Cpl. Rudolph Heinz

Milburn Stone ... Capt. John Pershing
Erin O'Brien-Moore ... Mrs. Koehler (as Erin O'Brien Moore)
Walter Ehlers ... Mike Shannon (as Walter D. Ehlers)

Willis Bouchey ... Maj. Thomas
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Don Barclay ... McDonald (uncredited)
Mary Benoit ... Bit (uncredited)
Richard Bishop ... (uncredited)
Dona Cole ... Peggy (uncredited)
Chuck Courtney ... Whitey Larson (uncredited)

Ken Curtis ... Specialty (uncredited)
Lisa Davis ... Nell (uncredited)
Diane DeLaire ... Nurse (uncredited)
Harry Denny ... Priest (uncredited)
Mimi Doyle ... Nun (uncredited)
Jack Ellis ... Bit (uncredited)
Robert Ellis ... Cadet Short (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Football Fan, Army / Notre Dame Game (uncredited)
Fritz Ford ... Bit (uncredited)
Raoul Freeman ... (uncredited)

Tom Hennesy ... Cadet Dotson (uncredited)
John Herrin ... Cadet Ramsey (uncredited)
Robert F. Hoy ... Cadet Kennedy (uncredited)
Philip Kieffer ... Superintendent (uncredited)
Robert Knapp ... Lieutenant (uncredited)
Leon McLaughlin ... Bit (uncredited)

Martin Milner ... Jim O'Carberry (uncredited)
Jean Moorhead ... Girl (uncredited)
Jack Mower ... Bit (uncredited)
Donald Murphy ... Army Captain (uncredited)
James O'Hara ... Cadet Thorne (uncredited)
Pat O'Malley ... Priest (uncredited)
Jack Pennick ... Recruiting Sergeant (uncredited)
Russell P. Reeder ... Commandant of Cadets (uncredited)
Robert Roark ... Cadet Pirelli (uncredited)
Mickey Roth ... Cadet Stern (uncredited)
Keith Schultz ... Kitty's Infant Son (uncredited)
Kevin Schultz ... Kitty's Infant Son (uncredited)
Jim Sears ... Knute Rockne (uncredited)
Mickey Simpson ... New York Policeman (uncredited)
Elbert Steele ... The President (uncredited)
Harry Tenbrook ... Waiter (uncredited)
Norm Van Brocklin ... Gus Dorias (uncredited)
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Directed by
John Ford 
 
Writing credits
Edward Hope (screenplay)

Marty Maher (book "Bringing Up the Brass") &
Nardi Reeder Campion (book "Bringing Up the Brass")

Produced by
Robert Arthur .... producer
 
Original Music by
George Duning (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Charles Lawton Jr. 
Charles Lang (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
William A. Lyon 
 
Art Direction by
Robert Peterson 
 
Set Decoration by
Frank Tuttle 
 
Costume Design by
Jean Louis (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Clay Campbell .... makeup artist
Helen Hunt .... hair stylist
Robert J. Schiffer .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Corrick .... assistant director
Wingate Smith .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
George Cooper .... sound
John P. Livadary .... sound (as John Livadary)
Richard Olson .... sound re-recordist
Ernest Reichert .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Fritz Ford .... stunt double (uncredited)
Guy Way .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Emil Oster .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
George Duning .... music adaptor
Morris Stoloff .... conductor
Morris Stoloff .... music supervisor
Paul Mertz .... additional music adaptor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Francis Cugat .... technicolor color consultant
George McIntyre .... technical advisor (as Lt. Col. George McIntyre)
George Pappas .... technical advisor (as Major George Pappas)
 
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Runtime:
138 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.55 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
John Ford originally wanted to cast John Wayne as Marty Maher.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: In the scene where Marty Maher (Tyrone Power) is giving swimming instructions to the West Point cadets, cadet James Nilsson 'Red' Sundstrom (William Leslie) dives into to the pool, swims the length of the pool and does a flip turn to swim a return lap. The flip turn in swimming was not in use in the era represented in this part of the film - pre-World War 1. The flip turn was developed by Tex Robertson of the University of Texas while training Adolph Kiefer for the 1936 Olympics.See more »
Quotes:
Jim O'Carberry:This is Marty Maher. Whitey Larson.
Martin 'Marty' Maher:How do you do, sir?
Jim O'Carberry:If you have any trouble with horses, drop around and see Marty.
Whitey Larson:But he's in the infantry!
Jim O'Carberry:Well naturally! He knows horses. You don't think they'd put him in the cavalry, do ya?
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
The Ancient and Honorable Artillery CompanySee more »

FAQ

Robert Francis---Was His Career Moving Into High Gear?
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19 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Excellent movie, but I'm biased, 14 December 2005
Author: rhubby from United States

First of all, I must admit I am biased. My mom went to college with Marty Maher's niece, Maggie. However, as another reviewer pointed out, this is John Ford at his best, with Tyrone Power playing the part of John Wayne.

Although I do like Wayne, this part called for a better actor, and Ford cast Power brilliantly.

I also can usually smell bad Irish accents from miles off (don't get me started on all of those awful 'irish spring' commercials), but Power sounds like Frank McCourt was coaching him.

The main points of the story are fact based, but some of the events at the end were rearranged to flow better in the movie.

Overall, for John Ford fans, this one is a 'don't miss'!

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