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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 ... 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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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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Taglines:

Eee-Yo!!! Here comes the Glory Guys! See more »

Genres:

Romance | Western

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Did You Know?

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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Great Cavalry Western
19 January 2006 | by Mark MarconSee all my reviews

Great acting and based on the Custer debacle. Peckinpah does a great job with little blood and gore but great scenes of combat. I note that a viewer says he saw additional scenes so let me comment on that; I saw the movie at the drive-in my first time and the version currently on video from MGM/UA is complete. TV versions cut out one specific scene for extra commercials, the entire scene where the troop leaves the fort with no weapons and suffers a simulated Indian attack, with Duggan nearly strangling one acting Indian (about 12-15 min.)The only thing missing is the widescreen version as the video is P&S. I also saw the movie in France, dubbed in French in widescreen and the many off-screen elements show that this movie needs a WS release. Of note is the historical accuracy of the weapons and uniforms. WIDESCREEN please!


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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:

Hereford, Arizona, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Levy-Gardner-Laven See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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