The Strange One (1957)

The Strange One





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In his film debut, Ben Gazzara repeats his stage portrayal of Jocko De Paris, a manipulative psychotic who holds a Southern military school in thrall. With the help of his flunkies, cadets Harold Knoble (Pat Hingle) and Roger Gatt (James Olson), Jocko sadistically terrorizes the underclassmen, forcing them to do his bidding. Efforts made by Major Avery (Larry Gates) to expose Jocko are constantly thwarted by the students' conspiracy of silence and by Jocko's own efforts to destroy Avery. … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Classics
Directed By: ,
Written By: Calder Willingham
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On DVD: Jun 16, 2009
Sony Pictures Entertainment


as Jocko De Paris

as Robert Marquales

as Harolf Knoble

as Cadet Col. Corger

as Perrin McKee

as Perrin McKee

as Maj. Avery

as Col. Ramey

as Georgie Avery

as Roger Gatt

as Rosebud
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Nobody in the film behaves or speaks like a real person.

Full Review… | December 13, 2009
EDGE Boston

Though the homosexual subtext was daring for the 1950s, the film is much softer than the play.

Full Review… | June 25, 2007
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