πŸŽ₯ The Real Glory – 1939

The Story …

In 1906, Alipang (Tetsu Komai) and his Muslim Moro guerrillas are terrorizing the people of the Philippine island of Mindanao, raiding villages, killing the men, and carrying off the women and children for slaves.

Instead of maintaining garrisons indefinitely to protect the Filipinos, the U.S. army tests out a new tactic at Fort Mysang. The army detachment is replaced by a handful of officers – Colonel Hatch (Roy Gordon), Captains Manning (Russell Hicks) and Hartley (Reginald Owen), and Lieutenants McCool (David Niven) and Larsen (Broderick Crawford) – who are to train the native Philippine Constabulary to take over the burden …

Army doctor Lieutenant Canavan (Gary Cooper) is sent along to keep them healthy.

Alipang starts sending fanatical juramentados to assassinate the officers and goad them into attacking before the natives are fully trained. Hatch is the first victim, leaving Manning to take command. Manning’s wife (Kay Johnson) and Hartley’s daughter Linda (Andrea Leeds) arrive for a visit at the worst possible time; a horrified Mrs. Manning witnesses her husband’s murder.

Hartley takes charge, but Canavan disagrees with his by-the-book, overcautious approach. Disobeying orders, Canavan sets out for Alipang’s camp guided by Miguel (Benny Inocencio), a young Moro boy he has befriended. “Mike” (as Canavan calls him) infiltrates the camp and learns that Alipang has sent another assassin, this time for Hartley. Canavan and Mike intercept the man and take him back a prisoner.

Linda and Canavan fall in love, much to the disappointment of McCool and Larsen. When Hartley insists she leave Mysang with Mrs. Manning, she refuses and helps out at the hospital.

Alipang then dams the river on which the villagers depend. Hartley refuses to send a detachment into the jungle to blow it up (he is concealing the fact that he is slowly going blind from an old head wound). The people have to rely on an old well, but the contaminated water causes a cholera epidemic. Finally, Hartley has no choice but to send Larsen and some men to destroy the dam – but they do not return?

The story unfolds …

Credits :

  • Directed by : Henry Hathaway

  • Screenplay by : Jo Swerling and Robert Presnell Sr

  • Based on : β€œThe Real Glory by Charles L. Clifford

  • Produced by : Samuel Goldwyn

  • Cinematography : Rudolph MatΓ©

  • Edited by : Daniel Mandell

  • Music by : Alfred Newman

  • Production Company : Samuel Goldwyn Productions

  • Distributed by : United Artists

  • Release Date : September 29, 1939

Cast :

  • Gary Cooper as Dr. Bill Canavan

  • David Niven as Lieutenant Terence McCool

  • Andrea Leeds as Linda Hartley

  • Reginald Owen as Captain Steve Hartley

  • Broderick Crawford as Lieutenant Larsen

  • Kay Johnson as Mrs. Mabel Manning

  • Russell Hicks as Captain George Manning

  • Vladimir Sokoloff as the Datu

  • Benny Inocencio as Miguel (Mike)

  • Charles Waldron as Padre Rafael

  • Rudy Robles as Lieutenant Yabo

  • Tetsu Komai as Alipang

  • Roy Gordon as Colonel Hatch

  • Henry Kolker as the General

  • Elvira RΓ­os as Mrs. Yabo

Film Information Source :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Real_Glory

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