The Real Glory

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  • 1939
  • 1 hr 36 min
  • 6.5  (1,156)

The Real Glory is a war drama film that was released in 1939. It stars Gary Cooper, David Niven, and Andrea Leeds in the lead roles. The film is set during the Philippine-American War that took place between 1899 and 1902. The movie is directed by Henry Hathaway and produced by Samuel Goldwyn. The story of The Real Glory revolves around a group of American soldiers who are sent to the Philippines to help the local people fight against the rebels who are trying to gain independence from the United States. Gary Cooper plays the role of Dr. Bill Canavan, a veteran soldier who is now working as a doctor in the army. David Niven plays the role of Lt. Terence McCool, a drunken Irish soldier who is sent to the Philippines as punishment for his misbehavior. Andrea Leeds plays the role of Natalie Cross, a missionary who is working in the Philippines to teach the local people.

The film starts with Dr. Canavan arriving in the Philippines with a group of American soldiers. He meets Lt. McCool, who is drunk and disorderly, and immediately dislikes him. The two men don't get along well, but they are forced to work together when they are sent on a mission to rescue a group of American prisoners who are being held by the rebels.

During their mission, Dr. Canavan and Lt. McCool meet Natalie Cross, who is taking care of a group of Filipino orphans. They help her get the orphans to safety and also rescue the American prisoners. However, during the mission, they lose a lot of their men in a brutal battle with the rebels.

After the mission, Dr. Canavan, Lt. McCool, and Natalie Cross become good friends, and they start working together to help the local people. They build a hospital and start treating the wounded soldiers and civilians. However, their peaceful life is interrupted when the rebels attack their hospital, and they are forced to defend themselves.

The Real Glory is a well-made film that offers a realistic portrayal of the Philippine-American War. The movie features some excellent battle scenes that are both thrilling and realistic. The performances delivered by Gary Cooper, David Niven, and Andrea Leeds are outstanding, and they bring their characters to life with great skill and subtlety.

The film's cinematography and production design are also very impressive, and they help to create an authentic atmosphere that transports the viewers to the Philippines of the early 1900s. The movie's pacing is excellent, and it never feels slow or boring.

Overall, The Real Glory is a must-watch movie for fans of war dramas and historical films. It offers an insightful look into a little-known conflict and tells a gripping story that is both entertaining and informative. The film's strong performances, impressive production values, and well-crafted story make it a classic that stands the test of time.

The Real Glory is a 1939 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 36 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5.

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    1 hr 36 min
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    6.5  (1,156)