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The Sergeant (1968)

 -  Drama  -  25 December 1968 (USA)
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A story of a brilliant master sergeant with a great career behind him and transferred to yet another post, his attraction to a younger man eventually overrides him, to a point where his latent homosexuality, finally emerges.

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MSgt. Albert Callan
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Pfc. Tom Swanson
Ludmila Mikaël ...
Solange
Frank Latimore ...
Capt. Loring
Elliott Sullivan ...
Pop Henneken
Ronald Rubin ...
Cpl. Cowley
Philip Roye ...
Aldous Brown
Jerry Brouer ...
Sgt. Komski
Memphis Slim ...
Night Club Singer
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THE SERGEANT is the story of the dark inner struggle of Master Sergeant Albert Callan to overcome the overwhelming attraction he feels for one of his charges. In the staid and stifling environment of a post-World War II army post in France, Callan's deeply repressed attraction to other men surfaces when he encounters handsome Private Swanson. Maintaining the rugged "man's man" image of a war hero, Callan barks orders to his underlings. Later, lonely in his solitude, he recalls the frightening experiences of war and the events that led to this crossroads. Filled with self-loathing and unable to act on the natural attraction he feels for Swanson, Callan's affection festers into antagonism. He pushes Swanson constantly with verbal assaults and undeserved punishments. Oblivious to Callan's attraction to him, Swanson comes finally to feel enmity for his Master Sergeant. Written by Mark Fleetwood <mfleetwo@mail.coin.missouri.edu>

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Just one weakness.... Just one.

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A simmering study of repressed homosexuality.
9 July 2002 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

A real tour de force for Steiger, whose riveting portrayal of an Army sergeant wrestling with his own repressed desires is both realistic and compelling. Another top-notch Steiger character study.


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