The Bugle Sounds

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"Stand by For Action! The Rousing, Roaring Saga of a First Class Fighting Man...! Walloping Wally Is In the Army!"
  • Passed
  • 1942
  • 1 hr 42 min
  • 6.0  (253)

The Bugle Sounds is a World War II drama film that was released in 1942. It stars Wallace Beery, Marjorie Main, and Lewis Stone in lead roles. The film was directed by S. Sylvan Simon and produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) studios. The movie is set in 1941, just before the United States entered World War II. Wallace Beery plays Sergeant "Hap" Doan, an old soldier who has spent most of his life in the army. He is a horse handler who takes care of the animals in the cavalry. Doan is proud of his duties and his country, and he is always ready to fight for his country when needed.

One day, during a routine training exercise, an army jeep crashes near Doan's horse corral. Inside the vehicle is a young army nurse named Nancy Adams (played by Marjorie Main). Doan rescues Adams from the jeep and brings her back to the corral to treat her injuries. Over time, the two become close friends, and Doan realizes that he is in love with Adams.

However, Doan's happiness is short-lived when the army assigns him to go on a secret mission. He is to take a horse and ride to a spot in the desert where he will deliver a message to another soldier. The message is of utmost importance and could change the course of the war. Doan agrees to the mission, even though it means leaving Adams behind.

As Doan and his horse travel through the desert, they meet various people and encounter unexpected obstacles along the way. Through it all, Doan remains determined to complete his mission and deliver the message. His journey takes him across the country, and it is during this time that he realizes the true meaning of sacrifice and the importance of his duty to his country.

Meanwhile, Adams is left behind at the army base, waiting anxiously for Doan's return. She is worried about him and prays for his safe return. As the days turn into weeks, Adams becomes increasingly concerned that Doan will not return.

The Bugle Sounds is a classic war film that explores themes of duty, sacrifice, and love. It is notable for its portrayal of the army, and the film's attention to detail in illustrating the day-to-day routine of soldiers during World War II is impressive. The movie also showcases the bravery and selflessness of soldiers during wartime and highlights the importance of their sacrifices.

The performances of the lead actors were praised, particularly that of Wallace Beery, who was well-known for his work in war films. The movie was also noted for its impressive cinematography and set design, which effectively captured the stark beauty of the American West.

Overall, The Bugle Sounds is a timeless and heartwarming film that celebrates the courage and commitment of soldiers during wartime. It provides a glimpse into a bygone era, reminding us of the sacrifices that were made by those who fought for our freedom.

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    6.0  (253)