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The West Point Story (1950)

Approved | | Comedy, Music | 25 November 1950 (USA)
A Broadway director helps the West Point cadets put on a show, aided by two lovely ladies and assorted complications.

Director:

Roy Del Ruth

Writers:

John Monks Jr. (screenplay), Charles Hoffman (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Cagney ... Elwin 'Bix' Bixby
Virginia Mayo ... Eve Dillon
Doris Day ... Jan Wilson
Gordon MacRae ... Tom Fletcher
Gene Nelson ... Hal Courtland
Alan Hale Jr. ... Bull Gilbert
Roland Winters ... Harry Eberhart
Raymond Roe ... Bixby's 'Wife'
Wilton Graff ... Lieutenant Colonel Martin
Jerome Cowan ... Mr. Jocelyn
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Storyline

Broadway director Bix Bixby, down on his luck (thanks to gambling), is reluctantly persuaded to go to West Point military academy (with Eve, his gorgeous assistant and on-and-off love) to help the students put on a show. Ulterior motive: to recruit student star Tom Fletcher for Harry Eberhart's new production (Eberhart just happens to be Tom's uncle). Then, Bixby finds that he himself must live as a cadet. Of course, sundered hearts come into the story also... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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The New Warner Bros. Dandy! A Song-Spangled, Colors-Flying Salute to Uncle Sam's Own Cadets! (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

25 November 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Les Cadets de West Point See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

At last minute, Jan (a female movie star) makes a surprise appearance in a role in an all-male West Point revue, in a part everyone assumed was to be played by a man. But a few minutes later there's a photo of her in closeup in the program featuring stars of the production. See more »

Quotes

Tom Fletcher: [after auditioning a song] How'd you like it, sir?
Elwin 'Bix' Bixby: Um. Wouldn't hiss and wouldn't cheer.
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Soundtracks

The Military Polka
(uncredited)
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Performed by Doris Day, chorus, and Gordon MacRae
Danced by Doris Day, James Cagney and chorus
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not very good
10 February 2004 | by kyle_furrSee all my reviews

James Cagney stars in a not very good musical that is set at West Point. James Cagney is good as usual but the script isn't very good. Doris Day is Ok but she was better in Young man with a horn. Virginia Mayo is gorgeous and the best thing in the movie.


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