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Soldier in the Rain (1963)

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The unlikely duo of Steve McQueen and Jackie Gleason star in this military comedy-drama. Gleason is Master Sergeant Max Slaughter, a corpulent man perfectly content with his solitary life in the Army, where his room and board are paid for and free sodas are his for the taking. His comrade, the more ambitious Sergeant Eustis Clay (McQueen), looks forward to leaving the service and making a big success of himself in business. Nevertheless, Eustis worships the ground that the kindly Max walks on and introduces him to a pretty teenager, Bobby Jo Pepperdine (Tuesday Weld). This sets off the ire of Bobby Jo's would-be suitor Sergeant Fred Lenahan (Lew Gallo), a tough military policeman who's already got a bone to pick with Eustis, leading to a tragic turn of events for Eustis and Max. The script for Soldier in the Rain (1963) was co-written by Blake Edwards.

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Jackie Gleason
as MSgt. Maxwell Slaughter
Steve McQueen
as Sgt. Eustis Clay
Tuesday Weld
as Bobby Jo Pepperdine
Tony Bill
as Pfc. Jerry Meltzer
Tom Poston
as Lt. Magee
Chris Noel
as Frances McCoy
Ed Nelson
as MP Sgt. Priest
Lew Gallo
as MP Sgt. Lenahan
Rockne Tarkington
as 1st Sgt. William Booth
Lewis Charles
as Sgt. Tozzi
Sam Flint
as Old Man
Paul Hartman
as Chief of Police
Adam West
as Capt. Blekeley
John Hubbard
as Battalion Major
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Looks like a '50's TV sitcom.

April 6, 2004 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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