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The Bugle Sounds (1942)

Passed | | Drama, War | 17 December 1942 (Mexico)
Sergeant "Hap" Doan, heartbroken that the Nineteenth Cavalry, in which he has served for so many years, is to be mechanized and replenished with twenty recent draftees, goes on a drinking ... See full summary »

Directors:

S. Sylvan Simon, Richard Thorpe (uncredited)

Writers:

Lawrence Kimble (story), Cyril Hume (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Wallace Beery ... Sgt. Patrick Aloysius 'Hap' Doan
Marjorie Main ... Susie 'Suz'
Lewis Stone ... Col. Jack Lawton
George Bancroft ... 'Russ' Russell
Henry O'Neill ... Lt. Col. Harry Seton
Donna Reed ... Sally Hanson
Chill Wills ... Sgt. Larry Dillon
William Lundigan ... Joe 'Joey' Hanson
Tom Dugan ... Sgt. Strong
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Sgt. Krims (as Guinn Williams)
Ernest Whitman Ernest Whitman ... Cartaret
Roman Bohnen ... Mr. Leech
Jerome Cowan ... Mr. Nichols
Arthur Space ... Hank
Jonathan Hale ... Brigadier-General
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Storyline

Sergeant "Hap" Doan, heartbroken that the Nineteenth Cavalry, in which he has served for so many years, is to be mechanized and replenished with twenty recent draftees, goes on a drinking spree. He rails about leaving the Army, but is there when the draftees arrive, ready to make good soldiers out of them. When his horse, Cantigny, is killed by the explosion of a tank that had been sabotaged by Nazi-agents, he goes AWOL, and is court-martialed upon his return and given a dishonorable discharge. But he is under secret orders from his Commanding Officer to join the gang of German spies, who have every reason to believe they can trust the disgruntled ex-sergeant.. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 1942 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Steel Cavalry See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Knox, Kentucky, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60-minute radio adaptation of the movie on January 4, 1943 with Wallace Beery reprising his film role. See more »

Goofs

Col. Lawton takes the secret orders for the overseas tank shipments out of his safe twice. See more »

Quotes

Russell 'Russ': I get up and fight my weight in wildcats before breakfast.
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Soundtracks

You're in the Army Now
(uncredited)
Music by Isham Jones and lyrics by Tell Taylor and Ole Olsen
Played as part of the score during a montage
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An enjoyable antique.
8 April 2017 | by sjcoganSee all my reviews

Saw this a while back on the usual TV channel, and enjoyed it very much. In terms of quality, it's maybe a 2.5, but it rates a 5, at least, for historical interest. From the tommygun scabbard on Beery's horse, to the officer(?) telling the recruits that the 37mm popgun will take out any tank in the world, to the fact that the villainous spy/saboteurs have risible "German" accents but are never identified ass such, this is a perfect "Preparedness Era" (between September, 1939 and December 7, 1941) movie. Watch it for what it is; don't criticize it for what it never could have been.


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