The West Point Story

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  • Approved
  • 1950
  • 1 hr 47 min
  • 6.2  (1,474)

The West Point Story is a 1950 musical comedy directed by Roy Del Ruth and starring James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, and Doris Day. The film centers around Bix Bixby (Cagney), a Broadway producer who is looking for new talent for his next show. He discovers that his old friend Harry Eberhart (Gordon MacRae) has joined the faculty at West Point Military Academy and decides to visit him there in hopes of finding a star for his production.

Upon arriving at West Point, Bix meets Eberhart and is introduced to his daughter Jan (Day), who is the lead singer in the cadet choir. Bix sees potential in Jan and convinces her to audition for his show. Initially reluctant due to her father's opposition to show business, Jan eventually agrees to audition and lands the lead role.

As rehearsals for the show begin, Bix has to navigate the strict military protocols and traditions at West Point, which often clash with his creative vision for the production. At the same time, Jan becomes romantically involved with Tom Fletcher (Robert Francis), a handsome cadet who is conflicted between his commitment to the academy and his budding love for Jan.

The West Point Story is filled with musical numbers, including "The Military Polka," "You Love Me," and "Ladies of the Chorus." The film also features impressive choreography and musical arrangements, showcasing the talents of the cast and crew.

The film is notable for its depiction of life at West Point, capturing the military atmosphere, discipline, and traditions of the academy. The movie highlights the dedication and hard work required to succeed as a cadet, as well as the importance of honor and integrity in military service.

The West Point Story also showcases the talents of its lead actors. James Cagney, known for his tough guy roles, demonstrates his versatility as a musical performer and comedian, bringing humor and energy to his portrayal of Bix. Virginia Mayo, as the supportive love interest, provides a strong foil to Cagney's character, while Doris Day shines in her musical numbers, displaying her powerhouse vocals and natural charisma on screen.

Overall, The West Point Story is an entertaining and uplifting musical that celebrates the spirit of military service while showcasing the talents of its cast and creative team.

The West Point Story is a 1950 music movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 47 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2.

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    6.2  (1,474)