The Long Gray Line

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Genre: Dramas
Director: Theatrical Release: 1955
Rated: Not Rated
Length: 138 mins
Studio: Sony Pictures Home
Format: DVD
Language: English

John Ford cast former matinee idol Tyrone Power against type in the true story of Marty Maher, a humble Irish immigrant who rose through the ranks to become one of West Point's most revered instructors. Arriving at the hallowed military academy near the turn of the 20th century, Maher first gets a job as a cafeteria dishwasher but realizes that the enlisted men receive better treatment and quickly becomes one. The life of military discipline is no easier for the Irishman, and he soon finds himself in the guardhouse after getting in a fight with an officer he mistakenly accuses of a crime. Upon his release, Capt. Herman Koehler (Ward Bond), who saw the fight and admired his pugilistic skill, offers Marty a job as the school's boxing coach. Koehler also introduces him to the quiet Irish-born cook, Mary (Maureen O'Hara), who will become his wife. As the years pass, Marty's role expands beyond his place in the athletic department as he gradually becomes one of the most beloved characters in the school's history, a second father to thousands of grateful cadets. This warmly sentimental, typically Fordian tribute to a life of service--the director's first film following a year off because of eye surgery--features a fine performance by Power as the volatile, big hearted Hibernian.;

Language Usage   Original
Release Language   English
Color   Color
HiFi Sound   N
Surround Sound   Y
Digital Sound   Y
Stereo Sound   Y
CXEncoding   N
AC3Sound   N
THXSound   N
DTSStereo   N
Unedited Version   N
Collector's Edition   N
Director's Cut   N
Closed Captioned   Y
Letterboxed   Y
Ward Bond - American Character Actor
Philip Carey -
Donald Crisp - Actor/Director
Betsy Palmer - American Actress
Patrick Wayne - American Supporting Actor
Robert Francis - American Actor
Charles Lawton Jr. -
Robert Peterson - Art Director
Edward Hope - Screenwriter
Marty Maher - Writer
William Leslie - Actor
Robert Ellis - Actor, late '40s-early '50s, child/teen star
USA Today
06/12/1992
"...Passionately filmed..."

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