The Glory Guys (1965) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Glory Guys (1965)




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Boasting excellent battle scenes and redeeming cinematography from the veteran Howe, this movie is still hackneyed and bolstered more by the supporting cast than its stars. The story of a general whose political aspirations by far outstrip his humanity, it is mainly the tale of a general willing to risk the lives of others to enhance his own. Supporting cast in the form of James Caan and Slim Pickens keep the uninspired movie breathing as we watch, once again, a war-hardened soldier forced to take raw recruits into battle at the behest of a military tyrant.
Action & Adventure , Classics , Western
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United Artists

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Tom Tryon
as Capt. Demas Harrod
Harve Presnell
as Sol Rogers
Senta Berger
as Lou Woddard
Andrew Duggan
as Gen. Frederick McCabe
James Caan
as Dugan
Slim Pickens
as Gregory
Peter Breck
as Hodges
Jeanne Cooper
as Mrs. McCabe
Erik Holland
as Gentry
William Meigs
as Treadway
Alice Backes
as Mrs. Poole
Walter Scott
as Lt. Cook
Michael Forest
as Marshall Cushman
George Ross
as Hanavan
Dal McKennon
as Gunsmith
Alden 'Stephen' Chase
as Gen. Hoffman
Henry Beckman
as Salesman
Michael Anderson Jr.
as Martin Hale
Paul Birch
as General Hoffman
Claudio Brook
as Reverend Poole
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Critic Reviews for The Glory Guys

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Brawling fisticuffs, comedy and romantic triangle mark a slightly forced plot until an exciting climax.

Full Review… | October 22, 2007
Top Critic

The result's hardly a masterpiece, but it builds to a nicely mounted battle that pushes the point home.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Fitfully entertaining yet consistently unexceptional Western with a script by no less than Sam Peckinpah.

Full Review… | September 17, 2016
Creative Loafing

The bloody climax will awaken those who might have snoozed off.

Full Review… | November 14, 2014
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Though the direction is uninspired, the film is greatly enhanced by the photography of veteran cameraman Howe.

Full Review… | October 22, 2007
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