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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 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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"THE STRANGE ONE" IS A STRANGE ONE! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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The launch of some brilliant careers.
11 May 2001 | by (Winter Park, Florida) – See all my reviews

This film is a real sleeper. It launched some brilliant careers, especially that of Ben Gazzara. But also those of Pat Hingle, George Peppard and Arthur Storch, who became a fine stage director. Look for this one to see some interesting characters and a compelling story.


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