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The Strange One (1957)

Jocko De Paris, cadet leader in a Southern military academy, so manipulates events that George Avery, Jr., son of the school's executive officer, is found drunk and expelled. Through ... See full summary »

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Jack Garfein

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Calder Willingham (screenplay), Calder Willingham (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ben Gazzara ... Jocko De Paris
Pat Hingle ... Harold Koble
Peter Mark Richman ... Cadet Colonel Corger (as Mark Richman)
Arthur Storch ... Simmons
Paul E. Richards Paul E. Richards ... Perrin McKee
Larry Gates ... Major Avery
Clifton James ... Colonel Ramsey
Geoffrey Horne ... George Avery
James Olson ... Roger Gatt
Julie Wilson ... Rosebud
George Peppard ... Robert Marquales
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Storyline

Jocko De Paris, cadet leader in a Southern military academy, so manipulates events that George Avery, Jr., son of the school's executive officer, is found drunk and expelled. Through various pressures, Jocko silences such involuntary accomplices as his roommate Harold Koble, football star Roger Gatt and freshmen Robert Marquales and Maynard Simmons, a girl-fearing cadet whom Jocko terrorizes into dating Rosebud, a town girl. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1957 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

End as a Man See more »

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Horizon Pictures See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Ben Gazzara, Pat Hingle, Peter Mark Richman (as Mark Richman), Arthur Storch, and Paul E. Richards played the same roles on stage. The play "End of a Man" opened on Broadway in October 1953 and ran for 105 performances. See more »

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Version of Sorority Girl (1957) See more »

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A strange one indeed
18 June 2007 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

Film takes place at a military academy. Cadet Jocko DeParis (Ben Gazzara) concocts an elaborate scheme to get another cadet thrown out of the school. He has the unwilling help of two freshman--Simmons (Arthur Storch) and Robert Marquales (George Peppard). He orders them to keep quiet--but they're not sure if they can and Jocko is a very dangerous man...

Bizarre movie. I hated it at first--it took some time for me to get used to the characters and figure out what was going on but I eventually did. It's not an ordinary Hollywood movie--it was independently made and had trouble with the censors. There's a VERY obviously gay character named Cockroach (Paul E. Richards) who has a crush on Jocko and a shower scene that is homo erotic to a strong degree. There's also a hint of sex between some of the cadets. Pretty raw for 1957.

The acting is just OK. Gazzara and Peppard made there debuts with this film so their overly mannered performances can be forgiven. The rest of the cast is pretty good and carry the film. This was not a commercial success and is rarely screened but it's so strange and different it deserves some recognition. Worth catching if you're interested in offbeat films. A 7.


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