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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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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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You'll never forget BEN GAZZARA as the louse, "Jocko" See more »

Genres:

Drama | Film-Noir

Certificate:

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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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Production Co:

Horizon Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Film debut of Julie Wilson. See more »

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Referenced in Rescued from the Closet (2001) See more »

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It's hard to know who exactly the strange one is in this film full of them
23 October 2008 | by RanchoTuVuSee all my reviews

An upper class man at a rigid southern military academy abuses his power in a highly conceived plot in order to orchestrate an expulsion of another cadet. We're left to wonder why he's motivated to do so, and the acting and scenes in this part of the film do seem to be too staged, but the film makes for riveting viewing as in its portrayal of the overall ambiance of the the academy, a strange hierarchy with bizarre scenes of interaction between the lower and upper class men. And a final military brand of cadet justice that unites the two classes gets born out of the incident, and reveals a lot, and ends in a chilling finale with superior night scenes.


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