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The Glory Guys (1965)

Not Rated | | Romance , Western | 7 July 1965 (USA)
What could be worse for two cavalry officers than to battle with native tribes? To battle each other for the same woman.

Director:

Arnold Laven

Writers:

Sam Peckinpah (screenplay), Hoffman Birney (novel)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Tryon ... Capt. Demas Harrod
Harve Presnell ... Sol Rogers
Senta Berger ... Lou Woddard
James Caan ... Pvt. Anthony Dugan
Andrew Duggan ... Gen. Frederick McCabe
Slim Pickens ... Sgt. James Gregory
Peter Breck ... Lt. Bunny Hodges
Jeanne Cooper ... Mrs. Rachael McCabe
Michael Anderson Jr. ... Pvt. Martin Hale
Laurel Goodwin Laurel Goodwin ... Beth Poole
Adam Williams ... Pvt. Lucas Crain
Erik Holland Erik Holland ... Pvt. Clark Gentry
Robert McQueeney Robert McQueeney ... Maj. Oliver Marcus
Wayne Rogers ... Lt. Mike Moran
William Meigs William Meigs ... Capt. Rand Treadway
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Storyline

During the Sioux Wars, General Frederick McCabe's 3rd U. S. Cavalry Regiment is recruiting and training men for the upcoming campaign against the Sioux. Captain Demas Harrod is in charge of the D troop. He's also in-love with pretty Lou Woodard who lives in Mule City. Lou is engaged to Sol Rogers, chief of scouts under General McCabe. Lou doesn't seem to make up her mind regarding the man she really wants. She claims to be attracted to both men. This brings the two rivals into conflict that often times ends up into fist fights. At the fort, the training of men intensifies. After the graduation, the troopers get a well-deserved leave which they spend in nearby Mule City drinking heavily and causing disturbances. These disturbances prompt the town Marshal and his deputies to try to arrest the rowdy soldiers. A general fist-fight ensues, bringing Captain Harrod and chief of scouts Rogers together on the same side of the punch-up match. General McCabe participates in a commanders' ... Written by nufs68

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Genres:

Romance | Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 July 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dice of God See more »

Filming Locations:

Durango, Mexico

Company Credits

Production Co:

Levy-Gardner-Laven See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Sam Peckinpah later claimed that his screenplay had been ruined by the miscasting of all three of the leading cast members. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. James Gregory: You're government property now, son.
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Connections

Referenced in Izuko e (1966) See more »

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Lots to offer in top Western
26 September 2015 | by drystyxSee all my reviews

For the time being, this is a hidden gem of a Western.

Most of you probably already know that there are some big name actors in this, and some that would be big names later. Also, you probably already know the Custer scenario here.

Perhaps the most obvious aspect of this Western is that the lead character is the stoniest of the lot. It's not uncommon for directors and producers to use the most gifted thespians around a stoic "observer" character. Usually, it's a well motivated character who observes and reacts. That's what happens here.

The romance story here is very well developed. Personally, I didn't care for the macho bravado Hollywood rivalry of the two men, but the rival's charisma overcomes that, as well as the heroine's beauty.

This isn't a puzzler. You'll guess the fates of every character from the onset. If there's one that may be up in the air, it's Slim Pickens, so I'll leave you to question his fate.

There's lots to like in this action packed cavalry film, and I won't spoil it any more.


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