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The Duke of West Point (1938)

Not Rated | | Drama | 29 December 1938 (USA)
An arrogant Cambridge student emigrates to America and enrolls at the West Point.

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Alfred E. Green

Writers:

George Bruce (screenplay), George Bruce (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis Hayward ... Steven Earley
Joan Fontaine ... Ann Porter
Tom Brown ... Sonny Drew
Richard Carlson ... Jack West
Alan Curtis ... Cadet Strong
Don 'Red' Barry ... Cadet Grady (as Donald Barry)
Steve Pendleton ... Cadet Rains (as Gaylord Pendleton)
Charles D. Brown Charles D. Brown ... Doc Porter
Jed Prouty ... Mr. Drew
Marjorie Gateson ... Mrs. Drew
Emma Dunn ... Mrs. West
George McKay George McKay ... Varsity Hockey Coach
James Flavin ... Plebe Hockey Coach
Nick Lukats Nick Lukats ... Plebe Football Coach
Kenneth Harlan ... Varsity Football Coach
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An arrogant Cambridge student emigrates to America and enrolls at the West Point.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 December 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Duque de West Point See more »

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Production Co:

Edward Small Productions See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Louis Hayward in a sort of reverse replay of "A Yank At Oxford"...
26 November 2006 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

Apparently all it takes to not fit in at West Point is to be an American who was reared among English aristocracy and to have an attitude problem that puts others off--a certain vanity, cockiness and arrogance that your West Point roommates just won't tolerate.

What stretches credibility is that any cadet would be foolish enough to do the sort of things LOUIS HAYWARD does without expecting to win the animosity of the entire academy. Then again, for the entire academy to turn its back on him for some petty infractions, seems stretching things a bit for the sake of a plot device.

His American friends are played by TOM BROWN and RICHARD CARLSON and there's a great deal of game-playing that is shown at an almost tiresome rate when Hayward isn't finding romance in the person of JOAN FONTAINE. Poor Joan gets lost amidst all the rugby playing and drills and plays most of her role on the sidelines looking on rather wistfully. When ingenue roles came her way in the early '30s, they had a habit of making small use of her talent.

This one is pretty much a loser. Surprisingly, it opened at New York's famed Radio City Music Hall at a time when only prestigious films played the world's largest theater. Nevertheless, it remains pretty much a forgotten item these days.


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