The Long Gray Line (1955)

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In 1898, Irish immigrant Martin Maher is hired as a civilian employee at West Point where, during a 50-year career, he rises to the rank of NCO and instructor.




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  • Tyrone Power and Donald Crisp in The Long Gray Line (1955)
  • Maureen O'Hara and Tyrone Power in The Long Gray Line (1955)
  • Steve Allen, Jinx Falkenburg, Arlene Francis, and Dave Garroway in The Long Gray Line (1955)
  • Maureen O'Hara and Tyrone Power in The Long Gray Line (1955)

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John Ford


Edward Hope (screenplay), Marty Maher (based upon "Bringing Up the Brass" by), Nardi Reeder Campion (based upon "Bringing Up the Brass" by)

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14 December 2005 | rhubby
| Excellent movie, but I'm biased
First of all, I must admit I am biased. My mom went to college with Marty Maher's niece, Maggie. However, as another reviewer pointed out, this is John Ford at his best, with Tyrone Power playing the part of John Wayne.

Although I do like Wayne, this part called for a better actor, and Ford cast Power brilliantly.

I also can usually smell bad Irish accents from miles off (don't get me started on all of those awful 'irish spring' commercials), but Power sounds like Frank McCourt was coaching him.

The main points of the story are fact based, but some of the events at the end were rearranged to flow better in the movie.

Overall, for John Ford fans, this one is a 'don't miss'!

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