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The Nun and the Sergeant (1962)

 -  Drama | War  -  January 1962 (USA)
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A weary sergeant in Korea commands military prisoners on a dangerous mission and is joined by a nun and a group of schoolgirls in enemy territory.

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Sgt. McGrath
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Nun
Leo Gordon ...
Dockman
Hari Rhodes ...
Hall
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Orville Nupert
Dale Ishimoto ...
Pak
Linda Wong ...
Bok Soon
Linda Ho ...
Soon Cha
Tod Windsor ...
Nevins
Valentin de Vargas ...
Rivas
Ken Miller ...
Oliver Quill
Norman Dupont ...
Mossback
Roger Torrey ...
Turnbridge
Gregori F. Kris ...
Johnson
Caroline Kido ...
Myung Hee
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Frustrated with seeing good young men die under his command, Sgt. McGrath (Robert Webber) of the U.S. Marine Corps decides to pick a group of "expendable" men from the brig for a dangerous mission during the Korean War. Behind enemy lines, the motley gang of misfits and malcontents comes across a group of Catholic schoolgirls and their nun chaperone (Anna Sten) whose bus has been hit in an airstrike. The Marines proceed toward their objective with the girls in tow, while one man (Leo Gordon) stirs dissension in the ranks. Written by Jimmy L.

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An unauthorized mission
16 May 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The Nun And The Sergeant casts character actor Robert Webber as a Marine sergeant who takes a bunch that have failed being a few good men and goes off on a mission in Korea. Anna Sten plays a Catholic nun who Webber and his squad meet along the way. That takes care of both title characters. What, you were expecting the reverse?

The obvious comparison to make is with The Dirty Dozen, but if you recall that was a mission authorized at some high levels. Webber's mission might well result in a court martial.

Despite finding Sten and a bunch of Korean schoolgirls on the way, Webber takes them along. I might have sent a couple of my troops back to escort them to safety. But bring them along. PUUUUUUUHLease.

When I wrote my review for The Dirty Dozen I said that no way would Lee Marvin take a psychotic along like Telly Savalas who nearly blows up the mission. That would be doubly true for Leo Gordon who might not be certifiable like Savalas, but doesn't like authority, and has a personal hatred for Webber. I wouldn't have sent Webber back though as one of the guards of the none. He's got a powerful itch to be scratched and he thinks one of Sten's cute young virginal can do the job no matter how unwilling.

Anna Sten must have wished for the days of those Sam Goldwyn epics that never quite sold her as a star. This film is a waste of viewing time.


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