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The Real Glory (1939)

Approved | | Action, History, Romance | 29 September 1939 (USA)
A small American contingent tries to train rural tribesmen to defend themselves against fanatical Muslim radicals in 1906 Philippines.

Director:

Henry Hathaway

Writers:

Jo Swerling (screenplay), Robert Presnell Sr. (screenplay) (as Robert R. Presnell) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Gary Cooper ... Doctor Bill Canavan
David Niven ... Lieut. Terence McCool
Andrea Leeds ... Linda Hartley
Reginald Owen ... Capt. Steve Hartley
Broderick Crawford ... Lieut.'Swede' Larsen
Kay Johnson ... Mrs. Manning
Russell Hicks ... Capt. George Manning
Vladimir Sokoloff ... The Datu
Benny Inocencio Benny Inocencio ... Miguel
Charles Waldron Charles Waldron ... The Padre
Rudy Robles ... Lieut. Yabo (as Ruby Robles)
Tetsu Komai Tetsu Komai ... Alipang
Roy Gordon Roy Gordon ... Col. Hatch
Henry Kolker ... The General
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In 1906 the American army pulls out of Mindanao leaving a handful of officers to try and get the Philippines Constabulary into shape to protect the native population from ruthless invaders. By reputation and by their exploits the fearless zealots initially strike terror into the local militia but the doctor on the post starts to finds ways to combat this. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Mighty Thrills With The Screen's Most Romantic Adventurer! See more »

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Action | History | Romance | War

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Trivia

Gary Cooper and Broderick Crawford had worked together previously in 'Beau Geste' (also 1939). See more »

Quotes

Lieut. Larson: I gotta go now- I gotta pollinate some orchids!
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: This picture is dedicated to those heroic men - - - - members of the Philippine Constabulary - - who, 'always outnumbered - - never outfought' - - struggled valiantly to wrest their independence from forces that sought to enslave them - - - -.

Their unfailing courage in the face of untold hardships - - has made possible the great Philippine Commonwealth as we know it today.

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A grand adventure in the classic Hollywood tradition!
5 February 2002 | by thor-28See all my reviews

THE REAL GLORY is a terrific follow-up to the adventure classic LIVES OF A BENGAL LANCER (1936) which saw the previous pairing of star Gary Cooper with director Henry Hathaway. THE REAL GLORY is a 'Boy's Own' style adventure romp through the jungles of the Phillipines following the Spanish-American War. Cooper leads a small band of American soldiers and medical personnel as they train a police force to fight back against vicious Moro pirates who terrorize and prey upon the local villagers. Cooper and co-star David Niven are the perfect Hollywood mix of heroism, gallantry and self-sacrifice. Director Hathaway fills THE REAL GLORY to the brim with rousing action sequences, desperate derring-do and the kind of buckle-swashing that heavily influenced modern classics like Spielberg's RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK. An absolutely top-notch film in every department. This is escapist entertainment as only Golden Age Hollywood could produce. If you like 'GUNGA DIN/RAIDERS' style filmmaking then this is a must-see. A perfect Saturday night popcorn film.


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Country:

USA

Language:

Tagalog | English | Latin

Release Date:

29 September 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Yank in the Philippines See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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