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Dress Parade (1927)

An amateur boxing champion stops at West Point to see a dress parade and falls for the commandant's daughter. He wins an appointment to the Academy and begins a rivalry for her affection.

Director:

Donald Crisp

Writers:

Alexander Chilton (story "Raw Material"), Douglas Z. Doty | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
William Boyd ... Vic Donovan
Bessie Love ... Janet Cleghorne
Hugh Allan ... Stuart Haldane
Walter Tennyson Walter Tennyson ... Dusty Dawson
Maurice Ryan Maurice Ryan ... Mealy Snodgrass
Louis Natheaux ... Patsy Dugan
Clarence Geldart ... Commandant (as Clarence Geldert)

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An amateur boxing champion stops at West Point to see a dress parade and falls for the commandant's daughter. He wins an appointment to the Academy and begins a rivalry for her affection.

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A forceful drama of West Point --- a story of exquisite charm and appeal --- a picture you've long been looking for. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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For authenticity, many scenes were filmed at West Point. Actress Bessie Love was so impressed by her time on location that she penned an unpublished novel based on her experiences, Military Mary. See more »

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Stranger in a Strange Land
26 February 2008 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

I'm sure the story of a young man who goes to college for the wrong reasons -- here, William 'Hopalong Cassidy' Boyd gets into West Point to impress the always wonderful Bessie Love -- and gradually discovers a sense of dedication -- was not original with this, but it's the oldest variation on it I can think of. They're still doing it, of course, because it's a good story.

The result, here, alas, is good -- exteriors were shot at West Point for authenticity -- but not great. Donald Crisp, who had a long career as an actor, from D.W. Griffith's stock company through the 1960s , directed quite a few movies in the 'teens and twenties, but except for co-directing Keaton's THE NAVIGATOR, he never did anything noteworthy: a fine actor, but no real visual flair I would opine. The result is a competent programmer, but not much more.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1927 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doxasmeni stoli See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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