MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,115 this week

The Glory Guys (1965)

Not Rated  |   |  Romance, Western  |  7 July 1965 (USA)
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 426 users  
Reviews: 11 user | 2 critic

What could be worse for two cavalry officers than to battle with native tribes? To battle each other for the same woman.

Directors:

, (uncredited)

Writers:

(novel),
0Check in
0Share...

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

Related News

Locarno 2015. Lineup
| MUBI

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 781 titles
created 02 Jun 2012
 
list image
a list of 21 titles
created 19 Jun 2014
 
a list of 100 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Glory Guys" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Glory Guys (1965)

The Glory Guys (1965) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Glory Guys.
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Ex-army officer accidentally kills a woman's son, tries to make up for it by escorting the funeral procession through dangerous Indian territory.

Director: Sam Peckinpah
Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith, Steve Cochran
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A hobo accidentally stumbles onto a water spring, and creates a profitable way station in the middle of the desert.

Director: Sam Peckinpah
Stars: Jason Robards, Stella Stevens, David Warner
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In Apache territory, a supply army column heads for the next fort, an ex-scout searches for the killer of his Indian wife, and a housewife abandons her husband in order to re-join her Apache lover's tribe.

Director: Ralph Nelson
Stars: James Garner, Sidney Poitier, Bibi Andersson
Junior Bonner (1972)
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Ace Bonner returns to Arizona several years after he abandoned his family, Junior Bonner is a wild young man. Against the typical rodeo championship, family drama erupts.

Director: Sam Peckinpah
Stars: Steve McQueen, Robert Preston, Ida Lupino
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A wagon train heads for Denver with a cargo of whisky for the miners. Chaos ensues as the Temperance League, the US cavalry, the miners and the local Indians all try to take control of the ... See full summary »

Director: John Sturges
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Lee Remick, Jim Hutton
Certificate: M Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In 1909, when young Paiute Indian Willie Boy returns to his California reservation to be with Lola, whose father disapproves of him, a killing in self defense takes place, triggering a massive man hunt for Willie.

Director: Abraham Polonsky
Stars: Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Robert Blake
Major Dundee (1965)
Adventure | War | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

During the last winter of the Civil War, cavalry officer Amos Dundee leads a contentious troop of Army regulars, Confederate prisoners and scouts on an expedition into Mexico to destroy a ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Peckinpah
Stars: Charlton Heston, Richard Harris, Jim Hutton
Western | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Respected black cavalry Sergeant Brax Rutledge stands court-martial for raping and killing a white woman and murdering her father, his superior officer.

Director: John Ford
Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, Woody Strode, Constance Towers
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Can a bickering odd couple in Manhattan become friends and maybe more? Owlish Felix is an unpublished writer who vents his frustration by reporting to the super that the woman in a ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Ross
Stars: Barbra Streisand, George Segal, Robert Klein
Drama | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When her husband dies en route to America, Martha Price and her daughter Hilary are left to carry out his dream: the introduction of Hereford cattle into the American West. They enlist Sam ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen
Stars: James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith
Drama | History | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When the government agency fails to deliver even the meager supplies due by treaty to the proud Cheyenne tribe in their barren desert reserve, the starving Indians have taken more abuse ... See full summary »

Director: John Ford
Stars: Richard Widmark, Carroll Baker, Karl Malden
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Marshal Chris Adams turns down a friend's request to help stop the depredations of a gang of Mexican bandits. When his wife is killed by bank robbers and his friend is killed capturing the ... See full summary »

Director: George McCowan
Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Stefanie Powers, Michael Callan
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Capt. Demas Harrod
...
Sol Rogers
...
Lou Woddard
...
Pvt. Anthony Dugan
...
Gen. Frederick McCabe
...
Sgt. James Gregory
...
Lt. Bunny Hodges
...
Mrs. Rachael McCabe
...
Pvt. Martin Hale
Laurel Goodwin ...
Beth Poole
...
Pvt. Lucas Crain
Erik Holland ...
Pvt. Clark Gentry
Robert McQueeney ...
Maj. Oliver Marcus
...
Lt. Mike Moran
William Meigs ...
Capt. Rand Treadway
Edit

Storyline

What could be worse for two cavalry officers than to battle with native tribes? To battle each other for the same woman.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Laugh with 'em... Love with 'em... Live the big adventure with 'em! See more »

Genres:

Romance | Western

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 July 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die glorreichen Reiter  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Sam Peckinpah not only wrote the screenplay, but also began shooting, but was later on replaced by Arnold Laven. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
What Might Have Been Had Peckinpah Directed It (But He Didn't)
14 May 2015 | by (San Gabriel, Ca., USA) – See all my reviews

The story of how General George Armstrong Custer led his troops to their deaths at the Battle of Little Big Horn in 1876 is a textbook example of military megalomania writ large in American history, and clearly a story ripe for a budding writer, which is what Sam Peckinpah was in the 1950s, when, at the request of the production team of Arthur Gardner, Jules Levin, and Arnold Laven (for whom he would create the legendary TV western series "The Rifleman"), he was commissioned to write the screenplay for Hoffman Birney's novel "The Dice Of God", loosely based on the Custer story, and which was to become the basis for THE GLORY GUYS. But by the time the story went behind the cameras in mid-1964, Peckinpah, due to the fury that he had caused in Hollywood with the extreme production conflicts on MAJOR DUNDEE, was about to be virtually blackballed from Hollywood. And while the end result is nowhere near a terrible product, one has to wonder just how much further this film would have gone had Peckinpah been given the opportunity to direct his own script, which he in fact never did, contrary to what has been reported here at the Internet Movie Database (I for one would like to see corroborating evidence of that claim that he directed even a small part of it).

Even in the finished film, there are themes Peckinpah had broached upon that are still there--the conflict between two men (Harve Presnell; Tom Tryon) and their commanding officer, a steely-eyed, almost dictatorial Cavalry commander (Andrew Duggan) out to put the Sioux in their place. As this kind of scenario had loosely played itself out in MAJOR DUNDEE, however, Laven, who directed the film, seemed to shift the film away from this critical look at personal and military obsession to the love triangle between Tryon, Presnell, and a pioneer woman (Senta Berger, returning from MAJOR DUNDEE) at their fort. It was a point that Peckinpah strongly (and unsurprisingly) found highly disagreeable, since his focus was on the near-fundamentalist behavior of Duggan's character. In the meantime, Laven does stage plenty of good action scenes, including the attack on the Sioux, but they don't have the kind of raw (let alone bloody) energy that Peckinpah would have bought to them, and the editing of these scenes, while more than competent, isn't quite up to what was even done in the action scenes of the unfairly butchered DUNDEE.

Still, it's hard to say too many bad things about a film that is still as far removed from the old John Ford/John Wayne cavalry films as MAJOR DUNDEE had been; and Tryon and Presnell are extremely competent in their roles (though rumor has it that Lee Marvin and James Coburn were both considered first, before salary conflicts forced Laven to settle for the other two). There are also early roles for James Caan as an Irish-born cavalryman; and Wayne Rogers, later to star in the long-running TV series M*A*S*H, as another cavalry officer. Slim Pickens, who is never anything less than memorable, also does a good turn as one of the members of the cavalry. Perhaps the best thing about THE GLORY GUYS, besides those moments when the film lays Duggan's military megalomania bare, is the superb cinematography, most of it done on location near Durango, Mexico, of James Wong Howe, who had won an Oscar in 1963 for HUD.

All in all, THE GLORY GUYS does hold up as an extremely competent film. But it still leaves one to wonder just how much further up the ladder of quality sagebrush film making it would have gone had Peckinpah been the one in the director's chair, as opposed to the more workmanlike direction of Laven. One can, unfortunately, only speculate.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
love this movie marlborough1706
Discuss The Glory Guys (1965) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?