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The West Point Story (1950)

Approved | | Comedy, Music | 25 November 1950 (USA)
A Broadway director helps the West Point cadets put on a show, aided by two lovely ladies and assorted complications.

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Eve Dillon
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Jan Wilson
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Tom Fletcher
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Hal Courtland
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Bull Gilbert
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Harry Eberhart
Raymond Roe ...
Bixby's 'Wife'
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Lieutenant Colonel Martin
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Mr. Jocelyn
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Storyline

Broadway director Bix Bixby, down on his luck (thanks to gambling), is reluctantly persuaded to go to West Point military academy (with Eve, his gorgeous assistant and on-and-off love) to help the students put on a show. Ulterior motive: to recruit student star Tom Fletcher for Harry Eberhart's new production (Eberhart just happens to be Tom's uncle). Then, Bixby finds that he himself must live as a cadet. Of course, sundered hearts come into the story also... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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It's Another Dandy! A Song-Spangled, Colors-Flying Salute to Uncle Sam's Own Cadets! (dvd) See more »

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Comedy | Music

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25 November 1950 (USA)  »

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Les Cadets de West Point  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Goofs

At last minute, Jan (a female movie star) makes a surprise appearance in a role in an all-male West Point revue, in a part everyone assumed was to be played by a man. But a few minutes later there's a photo of her in closeup in the program featuring stars of the production. See more »

Quotes

Tom Fletcher: [after auditioning a song] How'd you like it, sir?
Elwin 'Bix' Bixby: Um. Wouldn't hiss and wouldn't cheer.
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Soundtracks

It Could Only Happen in Brooklyn
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Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Performed by James Cagney
Danced by Virginia Mayo and James Cagney
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HI JINKS AT THE POINT
2 December 1998 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

Silly story line about a show staged by an outsider at the Point,but any movie that has singing by Gordon Macrae and Doris Day plus dancing by Virginia Mayo And Gene Nelson is a must see.If only to show today's movie fans the quality of talent that was around during the 1950s' Forget the story,and enjoy the musical numbers.


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