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The Strange One (1957)

 -  Drama | Film-Noir  -  12 April 1957 (USA)
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Jocko De Paris, cadet leader in a Southern military academy, so manipulates events that George Avery, Jr., son of the school's executive officer, is found drunk and expelled. Through ... See full summary »

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Cadet Sgt. Jocko DeParis
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Cadet Harold 'Harry' Koble
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Cadet Col. Laurie Lorger (as Mark Richman)
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Cadet Simmons
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Cadet Perrin 'Cockroach' McKee (as Paul E. Richards)
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Maj. George Avery Sr.
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Col. M.N. Ramsey
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Cadet George Avery Jr.
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Cadet Roger Gatt
Julie Wilson ...
Peonie (aka 'Rosebud')
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Cadet Robert Marquales
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Jocko De Paris, cadet leader in a Southern military academy, so manipulates events that George Avery, Jr., son of the school's executive officer, is found drunk and expelled. Through various pressures, Jocko silences such involuntary accomplices as his roommate Harold Koble, football star Roger Gatt and freshmen Robert Marquales and Maynard Simmons, a girl-fearing cadet whom Jocko terrorizes into dating Rosebud, a town girl. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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It's hard to know who exactly the strange one is in this film full of them
23 October 2008 | by (Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico) – See all my reviews

An upper class man at a rigid southern military academy abuses his power in a highly conceived plot in order to orchestrate an expulsion of another cadet. We're left to wonder why he's motivated to do so, and the acting and scenes in this part of the film do seem to be too staged, but the film makes for riveting viewing as in its portrayal of the overall ambiance of the the academy, a strange hierarchy with bizarre scenes of interaction between the lower and upper class men. And a final military brand of cadet justice that unites the two classes gets born out of the incident, and reveals a lot, and ends in a chilling finale with superior night scenes.


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