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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.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Elwin 'Bix' Bixby
... Eve Dillon
... Jan Wilson
... Tom Fletcher
... Hal Courtland
... Bull Gilbert
... Harry Eberhart
... Bixby's 'Wife'
... Lieutenant Colonel Martin
... 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 »

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Comedy | Music

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25 November 1950 (USA)  »

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Les Cadets de West Point  »

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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

It Could Only Happen in Brooklyn
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Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Performed by James Cagney
Danced by Virginia Mayo and James Cagney
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HI JINKS AT THE POINT
2 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

Silly story line about a show staged by an outsider at the Point,but any movie that has singing by Gordon Macrae and Doris Day plus dancing by Virginia Mayo And Gene Nelson is a must see.If only to show today's movie fans the quality of talent that was around during the 1950s' Forget the story,and enjoy the musical numbers.


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