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

Genres:

Romance | Western

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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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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Trivia

Sam Peckinpah used at least three of the cast for his cavalry western, Major Dundee (1965), which was filmed around the same time, Senta Berger, Michael Anderson, Jr., and Slim Pickens. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. James Gregory: You're government property now, son.
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Referenced in Izuko e (1966) See more »

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" If I might feel the warmth and light of the sun, just one more time "
17 April 2009 | by thinker1691See all my reviews

From the original script of director Sam Peckinpah, who first penned this rousing western tale of Calvary vs Indians arises this movie called " The Glory Guys ". Contrary to other films of the genre, this film allows the Native Americas to win an occasional battle. But other credits supplement it as well. The beautiful outdoors, the exciting bar-room brawl and the spacious land conflict called for by a good script. Within the story of myopic Gen. Frederick McCabe (Andrew Duggan) who seeks a glorious victory over the southwestern tribes at any price, is an inner one dealing with two men Capt. Demas Harrod (Tom Tyron) and Chief of Scouts Sol Rogers, (Harve Presnell) who love the same lovely woman named Louisa Woddard (Senta Berger). Although rivals, they bear a mutual respect for each other. Demas is an experienced officer carrying a bitter grudge against General McCabe who sacrifices his men without compunction. His main concern are his raw recruits who he feels deserve better than to be sacrificial fodder for the general. Rogers seeks to settle down, marry and become a farmer. Slim Pickens plays Sgt. James Gregory and rightly garners much praise for his convincing, steadfast role. James Caan and an equally young Wayne Rogers are impressive and complementary characters in the movie. Their fine acting and the film's dramatic action makes for excellent viewing. The musical score is patriotically stirring and further enhances the movie. Recommended for all interested viewers***


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