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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)
Arthur Storch ...
Cadet Simmons
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Cadet Perrin 'Cockroach' McKee (as Paul E. Richards)
Larry Gates ...
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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Movie reminded me of another military school
6 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'd heard that The Vikings had been written by a graduate of a school I'd been to way back. And while at "that school" we'd been told that there was a book forbidden to be in "our library". So I went to the downtown "___ Free Public Library" and checked it out and read it. Didn't like it, but that book was at least interesting. I could see why it was banned.

So years later I happened to see on TV the movie, The Strange One, and thought that whoever wrote that must have visited "the school" I'd known. I tried for years to find the book it was based on. All I could come up with was that it was based on a screen play by Calif. This was what was printed in some book. Calif. A typo? Nothing more to go on. Now we have computers, and I have located this site.

Now I know. By the way, we didn't wear pj's to bed, much less hats. There was a bed check which consisted of a cadet walking the galleries with a stick. He would hit each wooden door once and yell, "All in?" We would yell back, "All in Sir." This movie was much more realistic than the Pat Conroy movie, especially the "campus" and/or rooms. It has been a long time. I don't remember seeing anything other than inside dark room scenes. A terrific movie, this one. It is a mental torment type movie. That was true, the tension, at where I went way back when.


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