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The Long Gray Line (1955) Poster

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John Ford cast Jack Lemmon as Ens. Frank Pulver in Mister Roberts (1955) after having seen him test for this film.
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.
Walter Ehlers ("Mike Shannon") received the Congressional Medal of Honor for heroism on July 9/10, 1944, at Normandy, France. He was a Staff Sergeant in the 18th Infantry Regiment of the 1st Division.
John Ford originally wanted to cast John Wayne as Marty Maher.
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Final film of Robert Francis.
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Maureen O'Hara says a prayer in the Irish language in the film.
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Opening credits prologue: The United States Military Academy at West Point is 153 years old. This is the TRUE STORY of an enlisted man who was there for 50 of those years. His name is Marty Maher.
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Average Shot Length (ASL) = 13 seconds
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