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Director:
Writers:
Edward Hope (screenplay)
Marty Maher (book) ...
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Release Date:
9 February 1955 (USA) See more »
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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 »
NewsDesk:
(15 articles)
‘Nam War Drama ‘The Long Gray Line’ Coming To HBO
 (From The Hollywood News. 22 November 2014, 9:42 AM, PST)

Viennale 2014. Cinema's Torch
 (From MUBI. 12 November 2014, 11:53 AM, PST)

94-Year-Old O'Hara Finally Gets Academy Recognition Tonight
 (From Alt Film Guide. 8 November 2014, 10:07 PM, PST)

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Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

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)

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:
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Trivia:
Location filming at West Point was done during the summer when most cadets were gone with the exception of new "Plebes" so as not to disrupt normal activities.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Marty's farewell parade is held under overcast skies, but when Kitty and James are conversing at the same parade it is sunny and the sky is cloudless.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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FAQ

Robert Francis---Was His Career Moving Into High Geer?
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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
good movie, 24 September 2005
Author: KyleFurr2 from United States

This is a very underrated movie from John Ford and a lot of Ford fans don't think much of it. It's not considered one of his best movies and this came out the same year as Mister Roberts. The movie starts out with Tyrone Power coming to America from Ireland and winds up washing dishes at West Point. Power hates washing dishes at gets a better job at West Point as an assistant to Ward Bond, who is head of the athletic department. The movie starts in the year 1911 and has a brief overview of his life at West Point until the 1950's. Power winds up getting married to Maureen O'Hara, who is a maid to Bond, and Power wants to go back to Ireland because of his family. It's a great movie and doesn't even seem that long at over two hours long.

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