Soldier in the Rain (1963)





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Movie Info

This off-beat comedy drama pairs Jackie Gleason and Steve McQueen. Gleason plays a prominent and well-respected sergeant who lives to uphold army rules and regulations. Fellow sarge, McQueen takes a looser, more opportunistic view of the military. The story is based on a novel by William Goldman.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Classics, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Maurice Richlin, Blake Edwards
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 8, 2005
Warner Bros.



as MSgt. Maxwell Slaugh...

as Sgt. Eustis Clay

as Bobby Jo Pepperdine

as Pfc. Jerry Meltzer

as Lt. Magee

as Frances McCoy

as MP Sgt. Priest

as MP Sgt. Lenahan

as 1st Sgt. William Boo...

as Sgt. Tozzi

as Old Man

as Chief of Police

as Capt. Blekeley

as Battalion Major
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Critic Reviews for Soldier in the Rain

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | March 10, 2009
Top Critic

Looks like a '50's TV sitcom.

Full Review… | April 6, 2004
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Audience Reviews for Soldier in the Rain


Soldier in the Rain (1963)

This is a nice little army comedy with Jackie Gleason and Steve McQueen. It also stars many other great TV actors of the time.

Master Sergeant Maxwell Slaughter (Gleason) is basically running the base from his air-conditioned office with the help of Supply Sergeant Eustis Clay (McQueen). Maxwell is the cool, smart one (cooler than Steve McQueen!) and the mentor of the pair and tends to calm Eustis's many crazy, hair-brained schemes to make money when they get out of the Army.

Maxwell is dreaming of a far away island that he visited during the war, other than that, he's fine with being a lifer.

Bobby Jo Pepperdine (Tuesday Weld) is the perfect sex kitten for Maxwell, and lovely Frances McCoy (Chris Noel) is hot, paired with Eustis. The base MPs are on Eustis every chance they get.

Rick Rudge

This movie has a lot of sentimental value to me and my family. lt's some good old fashioned light hearted comedy. lt's also one of the only movies l can think of where Steve McQueen doesn't play a serious role.

the $cuN>l, bitch

They don't call Mr. Gleason the "Great One" for nothing. A true sleeper movie with great character portrayals

andre begin

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