The Fighting 69th (26-Jan-1940)|
Director: William Keighley
Writers: Norman Reilly Raine; Fred Niblo, Jr.; Dean Franklin
Music by: Adolph Deutsch
Keywords: Drama, Action/Adventure, WWI
A big-talking soldier's cowardly behavior causes the deaths of several men in his regiment during WWI; the unit's chaplain, Father Francis Duffy, argues that he should be given a second chance. Entertaining cornball, somewhat stagebound. Actual length of this film is 89 minutes, with some copies cut down to 79.
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Review by Anonymous (posted on 7-Jun-2007)
I saw it years ago when I was a young boy. I thought it was so gripping, well acted and told a great story about a bad guy who caused the lives of many of his company in the Great War come back and become a hero. The roles played by Cagney, Brent, and O'Brien were superb. I recommend even for today's young people to show how anyone can redeem themselves if the opportunity occurs.
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