The Real Glory (1939)





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Set during the turn-of-the-century Moro uprising in the Philippines, The Real Glory stars Gary Cooper as an American Marine doctor and David Niven and Broderick Crawford as a pair of rowdy mercenaries. While staving off the insurgent Moros, Cooper must also combat a cholera outbreak. Once this matter is disposed of, Cooper joins Niven and Crawford in attempting to blow up a dam built by the Moros to cut off the American fort's water supply. After all this activity, it's small wonder that Cooper elects to return to private practice in the States with his new bride Andrea Leeds. While The Real Glory never skimps in the action department, the film is somewhat lacking in historical accuracy: the Moros were hardly the bloodthirsty savages depicted herein.
Action & Adventure , Classics , Drama
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United Artists


Gary Cooper
as Dr. Bill Canavan
David Niven
as Lieutenant McCool
Andrea Leeds
as Linda Hartley
Reginald Owen
as Capt. Steve Hartley
Broderick Crawford
as Lt. Swede Larson
Kay Johnson
as Mabel Manning
Charles Waldron
as Padre Rafael
Russell Hicks
as Capt. George Manning
Roy Gordon
as Col. Hatch
Rudy Robles
as Lt. Yabo
Henry Kolker
as The General
Tetsu Komai
as Alipang
Elvira Ríos
as Mrs. Yabo
Luke Chan
as Top Sergeant
Elmo Lincoln
as US Army Captain
John Villasin
as Moro Priest
Charles Stevens
as Cholera Victim
Karen Sorrell
as Young Native Woman
Soledad Jiminez
as Old Native Woman
Lucio Villegas
as Old Native Man
Nick Shaid
as Old Native Man
Kam Tong
as Filipino Soldier
Martin Wilkins
as Moro Warrior
Bob Naihe
as Moro Warrior
Satini Puailoa
as Moro Warrior
Kalu Sonkur Sr.
as Moro Warrior
George Kaluna
as Moro Warrior
Caiyu Ambol
as Moro Warrior
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Gary Cooper is always at his best playing American heroes.

Full Review… | September 3, 2006
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