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First Sgt. Mike Merry
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Sgt. Chip Deal
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Jonah Williams
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Sgt. Larry Barrett
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Sgt.-Maj. Roger Boswell
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Mountain Hawk
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Amelia Parent
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Willie Sharpknife
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Cpl. Ellis
Dennis Crosby ...
Pvt. Page
Lindsay Crosby ...
Pvt. Wills
Hank Henry ...
Blacksmith
Dick Simmons ...
Col. William Collingwood (as Richard Simmons)
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Watanka
Armand Alzamora ...
Caleb
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Mike, Chip, and Larry are three lusty, brawling U. S. Cavalry sergeants stationed in Indian Territory in 1870... See full synopsis »

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This film is basically a remake of Gunga Din (1939) set in the American "Wild West". After filming was completed, the producers discovered they needed to secure the rights to the original story. They were forced to pay a large fee to the copyright owners before the film could be released. See more »

Goofs

The shown lever-action arms carried by the soldiers were not issued to US units. 1873 saw the initial issuance of trapdoor Springfields, a breech-loading single shot rifle or carbine using a .45 caliber metallic cartridge - the same arms carried by Custers's troopers at Little Bighorn. See more »

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Pedestrian at best.
18 September 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

A few weeks ago, I watched the original "Ocean's Eleven" and was surprised how much I enjoyed the picture. However, my experience with a few other so-called 'Rat Pack' films since has not been as good--with a couple of thoroughly pedestrian films like "Four For Texas" and "Sergeants 3" offering some disappointing viewing. Now I am not saying these were bad films--but it sure looked as if the actors were more going through the motions than trying to create a realistic and entertaining film.

In "Sergeants 3", the biggest problem is that they decided to remake a film that was already a classic in no need of a remake. "Gunga Din" is a wonderful film....so why remake it? And, if you do, why not spend more time working out the plot? Sammy Davis stands in for the Gunga Din character. This could have worked but wasn't very logical. After all, if this guy loved the US Cavalry, why not just sign him up, as the Cavalry out west was often made up of black soldiers (dubbed 'Buffalo Soldiers' by the local tribes)?! Why have him tag about and not sign him up? And, why have a sophisticated guy like Davis play a recently freed slave? He certainly didn't seem very believable in this role. Even less believable was the ending--with a fight between American Indians and Cavalry soldiers that made me laugh. Cannon shots seemed to hit EVERY Indian even remotely nearby, Joey Bishop swung his rifle like a club to hit a guy and missed by about 8 miles--yet the guy fell off the horse like he'd been hit. In fact, this sort of thing happened A LOT--with Indians falling off horses right and left like I'd never seen in a western! SO was there anything I particularly liked about the film? Not much--other than the very lovely location shoot at Bryce Canyon (which is gorgeous--at least when they weren't recreating it on a set in a few cheesy shots). The bottom line is that the film never should have been made in the first place and I can only assume it was an excuse for the friends to get together, have a few drinks and, if they had time, make a movie. Not inspired but not totally awful.


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