Soldier in the Rain (1963)
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as MSgt. Maxwell Slaughter
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 Booth
as Sgt. Tozzi
as Old Man
as Chief of Police
as Capt. Blekeley
as Battalion Major
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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.
While this is not particularly artistic, or even a very strong movie in terms of production values; the bittersweet comic acting from Jackie Gleason and Steve McQueen is worth the 90-minute journey. There are plenty of classic scenes, though a bit-dated by today's standards that will make you giggle shamelessly. To me, the Mancini score takes the movie up a notch too!
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.
Soldier in the Rain Quotes
|Sgt. Maxwell Slaughter:||Let me tell you something, my friend: being a fat narcissist isn't easy.|
|Sgt Eustace Clay:||Until that time, Eustice, until that time|
|Sgt Eustace Clay:||Until that time, Eustice, until that time.|