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The Bugle Sounds (1942)

Passed | | Drama, War | 17 December 1942 (Mexico)
Sergeant "Hap" Doan, heartbroken that the Nineteenth Cavalry, in which he has served for so many years, is to be mechanized and replenished with twenty recent draftees, goes on a drinking ... See full summary »

Directors:

S. Sylvan Simon, Richard Thorpe (uncredited)

Writers:

Lawrence Kimble (story), Cyril Hume (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Wallace Beery ... Sgt. Patrick Aloysius 'Hap' Doan
Marjorie Main ... Susie 'Suz'
Lewis Stone ... Col. Jack Lawton
George Bancroft ... 'Russ' Russell
Henry O'Neill ... Lt. Col. Harry Seton
Donna Reed ... Sally Hanson
Chill Wills ... Sgt. Larry Dillon
William Lundigan ... Joe 'Joey' Hanson
Tom Dugan ... Sgt. Strong
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Sgt. Krims (as Guinn Williams)
Ernest Whitman Ernest Whitman ... Cartaret
Roman Bohnen ... Mr. Leech
Jerome Cowan ... Mr. Nichols
Arthur Space ... Hank
Jonathan Hale ... Brigadier-General
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Storyline

Sergeant "Hap" Doan, heartbroken that the Nineteenth Cavalry, in which he has served for so many years, is to be mechanized and replenished with twenty recent draftees, goes on a drinking spree. He rails about leaving the Army, but is there when the draftees arrive, ready to make good soldiers out of them. When his horse, Cantigny, is killed by the explosion of a tank that had been sabotaged by Nazi-agents, he goes AWOL, and is court-martialed upon his return and given a dishonorable discharge. But he is under secret orders from his Commanding Officer to join the gang of German spies, who have every reason to believe they can trust the disgruntled ex-sergeant.. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 1942 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Steel Cavalry See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Knox, Kentucky, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film received its television premiere in Los Angeles Thursday 7 March 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Chicago 10 April 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), by Seattle 24 April 1957 on KING (Channel 5), by Portland OR 21 May 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), by both Philadelphia and San Antonio 30 May 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6) and on WOAI (Channel 4), by Altoona PA 12 June 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), by Norfolk VA 19 June 1957 on WTAR (Channel 3), by Tucson 2 August 1957 on KVOA (Channel 4), and by Honolulu 12 October 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13) ; it first aired in San Francisco 1 February 1958 on KGO (Channel 7), in New York City 11 April 1958 on WCBS (Channel 2) and in Minneapolis 18 June 1960 on WTCN (Channel 11). See more »

Goofs

Col. Lawton takes the secret orders for the overseas tank shipments out of his safe twice. See more »

Quotes

Russell 'Russ': I get up and fight my weight in wildcats before breakfast.
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Connections

Referenced in We Must Have Music (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

You're in the Army Now
(uncredited)
Music by Isham Jones and lyrics by Tell Taylor and Ole Olsen
Played as part of the score during a montage
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Wasn't even fresh in its day
24 January 2004 | by train464See all my reviews

A highly predictable, but pleasant enough trick story line. The idea was done to death in films both before and after, but can be forgiven because this was a patriotic push prior to our entering WWII. Not really a must for Wallace Berry fans, it's still nice to see a good character acter carry a movie.


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