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Sergeants 3 (1962)

Approved | | Comedy, Western | 10 February 1962 (USA)
Three cavalry officers and a bugler work together to thwart a Native American chief intent on uniting local tribes against the white man.


John Sturges


W.R. Burnett
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Sinatra ... First Sgt. Mike Merry
Dean Martin ... Sgt. Chip Deal
Sammy Davis Jr. ... Jonah Williams
Peter Lawford ... Sgt. Larry Barrett
Joey Bishop ... Sgt.-Maj. Roger Boswell
Henry Silva ... Mountain Hawk
Ruta Lee ... Amelia Parent
Buddy Lester ... Willie Sharpknife
Phillip Crosby ... Cpl. Ellis
Dennis Crosby ... Pvt. Page
Lindsay Crosby ... Pvt. Wills
Hank Henry ... Blacksmith
Dick Simmons ... Col. William Collingwood (as Richard Simmons)
Michael Pate ... Watanka
Armand Alzamora ... Caleb


Three cavalry officers and a bugler work together to thwart a Native American chief intent on uniting local tribes against the white man.

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They take the West... Like it's never been taken before! See more »


Comedy | Western


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Features Phillip, Dennis and Lindsay Crosby, son's of Bing Crosby, in supporting roles. See more »


The shown lever-action arms carried by the soldiers were not issued to US units. 1873 saw the initial issuance of trapdoor Springfields, a breech-loading single shot rifle or carbine using a .45 caliber metallic cartridge - the same arms carried by Custer's troopers at Little Big Horn. See more »


First Sgt. Mike Merry: He should get out of this, after all, he's an educated man who'd look forward to better things. I mean he's not at all like Chip and I, you know, we're used to constant fighting and hardships. And it's beginning to tell a little bit on old Larry, don't you think so?
Amelia Parent: Oh Mike, I'm so glad to hear you say that, and you're so right. Isn't he, Larry?
[Larry looks at Amelia silently]
Amelia Parent: Well dear, isn't he?
First Sgt. Mike Merry: He's probably thinking about the cozy little home you're going to have: fireplace, maybe a little ...
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Referenced in Llegar a más (1963) See more »

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A nice evening with the Rat Pack, but where is this film?
27 June 2002 | by Mickey-2See all my reviews

"Sergeants 3" was released in the time when the Rat Pack of Hollywood, Sinatra, Martin, Lawford, Davis, Bishop, etc. were in style. This may not have been one of their strongest movie efforts, but the fans of those stars and the viewing public could enjoy the tale, if it could be found, or copies made.

While serving as a retelling of the Gunga Din story, set in the Old West, the boys do put some honest effort in having Sinatra, Martin, and Lawford attempt to put down an Indian uprising, led by Henry Silva. Sammy Davis adds a delightful role as the lad that gets caught up in the action, while Joey Bishop plays an upright member of the cavalry that just can't accept the violations of rules committed by the Sergeants 3.

Would be good to see, just one more time.

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Release Date:

10 February 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Badlands See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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