Soldier in the Rain (1963) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • Sentemental military comedy revolves around two contemporary army buddies, Master Sergeant Maxwell Slaughter (Jackie Gleason), a smooth operator, who supply Sergeant Eustis Clay (Steve McQueen) idolizes and hopes will join him as a civilian in a private business enterprise. Clay endeavors to be a player in the military, just like Slaughter, but it seems as though Clay still has a lot to learn from his mentor. They are joined by Tuesday Weld as a shrill dizzy blonde teenager named Bobby Jo Pepperdine and Tony Bill as bumbling Private First Class Jerry Meltzer, McQueen's screwball sidekick.

    - Written by alfiehitchie
  • The bond of friendship between a worldly-wise Army Master Sergeant and his naive worshiper.

    - Written by alfiehitchie


M/Sgt. Maxwell Slaughter (Jackie Gleason) is a "lifer" NCO ("three-up, three-down") at a typical Army base...

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