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A timid British Army officer has quit and burns his last day summons to a war in Egypt. Calling him a coward, his girl friend and 3 officer friends give him a white feather. In redemption, he shadows his friends in war to save their lives.
C. Aubrey Smith
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Retired British general Brunswick reminisces about the days when he was a colonel in charge of a British Army battalion fighting against native rebels in colonial India during the late 1800s.His fondest memories are of his second in command officer,captain Pindenny,as well as of his three most unruly and undisciplined soldiers,privates Archibald Ackroyd,Bill Sykes and Dennis Malloy.The three undisciplined privates are colonel Brunswick's best soldiers and also his biggest headaches.They are responsible for most of colonel's gray hairs but also for his most memorable funny moments during their 18 year military career together.When a new battalion commander,colonel Groat,arrives to take charge of the battalion,the retiring colonel Brunswick becomes resentful and unruly himself,just like the three unruly soldiers under his command.Given the traditional mutual dislike between various branches of the armed services it doesn't help that colonel Brunswick and his unit are infantry and the ...Written by
This lifeless adventure yarn featuring three veteran privates still suspended in adolescence doesn't have enough energy to get through the first reel. It's a second string Gunga Din that should have never been allowed off the bench.
Ackroyd, Sykes, and Malloy have spent most of their adult life as privates keeping the sun up for the Empire. Prone to mischief their frustrated commander (Walter Pidgeon) decides to break the boys up; not by court martial but instead by promoting one to the responsible rank of sergeant. Sulking like schoolboys it fractures the friendship until the mates are in harms way.
It's hard to believe director Tay Garnett yelled action in Soldiers Three because the little there is of it is abysmal. The editing is choppy, the battle scenes poorly choreographed with Garnet in some instances having his cast point and fire guns that don't discharge. The three underachieving lifers played by Stewart Granger with a poor Irish accent, Cyril Cusack's rancid pixie and the painful to watch visibly dissipating Robert Newton mooing like a cow and "Ar'ing like Long John Silver lack both chemistry and energy to summon up laughter or excitement. Pidgeon's blustery incoherent commander is no improvement while David Niven and Robert Coote are only required to display stiff upper lips. Void of both action and humor Soldiers Three is strictly third rate.
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