Immortal Sergeant (1943)

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  • IMMORTAL SERGEANT


    DIRECTED BY JOHN M. STAHL
    PRODUCED BY LAMAR TROTTI
    ORIGINAL MUSIC BY DAVID BUTTOLPH



    Information from IMDb


    Plot Summary
    Out on patrol in the war-time desert a Canadian corporal reminisces
    about the woman he has left behind in London and ponders whether
    she will fall for the charms of his rival in love.
    At the same time he worries about how he would get on
    with his outfit if his crack sergeant was not there to guide him.
    Circumstances combine to give answers to both questions.
    Written by Jeremy Perkins


    Full Cast
    Henry Fonda .... Cpl. Colin Spence
    Maureen O'Hara .... Valentine
    Thomas Mitchell .... Sgt. Kelly
    Allyn Joslyn .... Cassity
    Reginald Gardiner .... Benedict
    Melville Cooper .... Pilcher
    Bramwell Fletcher .... Symes
    Morton Lowry .... Cottrell
    John Banner .... Officer (uncredited)
    Wilson Benge .... Waiter (uncredited)
    Gordon Clark .... Soldier (uncredited)
    James Craven .... NCO (uncredited)
    Italia DeNubila .... Dance specialty (uncredited)
    Bess Flowers .... Nightclub Extra (uncredited)
    Bud Geary .... Driver (uncredited)
    Frederick Giermann .... Soldier (uncredited)
    Henry Guttman .... Soldier (uncredited)
    Charles Irwin .... NCO (uncredited)
    Guy Kingsford .... Lorry driver (uncredited)
    Peter Lawford .... Soldier (uncredited)
    Robert Lowery .... (uncredited)
    Anthony Marsh .... Assistant Post Corporal (uncredited)
    Bob Mascagno .... Dance specialty (uncredited)
    John Meredith .... Soldier (uncredited)
    Jean Prescott .... (uncredited)
    Donald Stuart .... Post corporal (uncredited)
    David Thursby .... Bren Carrier driver (uncredited)
    Leslie Vincent .... Runner (uncredited)
    Hans von Morhart .... Soldier (uncredited)
    Sam Waagenaar .... German (uncredited)
    John Whitney .... Soldier (uncredited)
    Eric Wilton .... Headwaiter (uncredited)


    Writing Credits
    John Brophy novel
    Lamar Trotti


    Cinematography
    Arthur C. Miller


    Memorable Quotes


    Filming Location
    20th Century Fox Studios - 10201 Pico Blvd., Century City, Los Angeles, California, USA

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

    Edited 4 times, last by ethanedwards ().

  • Immortal Sergeant is a 1943 war film set
    in the North African desert during World War II.
    It stars Henry Fonda as a corporal lacking in confidence
    in both love and war, Maureen O'Hara as his girlfriend,
    and Thomas Mitchell as the title character.
    The film was based on the novel of the same name by John Brophy.


    Another good pairing with Henry Fonda.
    Also starring Thomas Mitchell;
    and another Directed by Stahl.
    A good film with realistic battle scenes,
    and at least a happy ending



    User Review


    Author: pcronin

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    This movie is lauded for its realistic battle scenes of soldiers suffering during wartime. Henry Fonda is Colin Spence, a well meaning Canadian gent; Benedict(Reg Gardiner)a brash British bloke, his nemesis. They are schoolmate writers in love with the same beautiful woman, Valentine(Maureen O'Hara). They attended school together but while Benedict was privileged, Colin was humble. It has been the same in life, where Benedict has enjoyed fame and fortune and Colin has known only failure. After seeing a French acquaintance herded to prison camp during the nazi occupation, Colin decides to enlist. There he meets his Immortal Sergeant(Thomas Mitchell), a frankly admittedly self flawed man who runs his small quirky outfit with instinct and wit, leading them on long traverses through hot desert seeming with no end but resulting in nazi casualties and while he gets killed provides for his men and gives them hope to carry on. They discover a nazi outpost and raid it for some much needed supplies. They then surround the camp and do a good job of killing the men. Three of them survive, and two of them including Cpl Colin Spence are now declared heroes. While recovering in hospital, a journalist reporter comes to interview Col. Unbeknownst to both of them, it is Reg. Col had just got a telegram from Valentine, and he tells Bene to wire her his intent to marry her. Reg says no way, but Col now has backbone and says you better. Reg does it and Maureen is now here to wait for her Lieutenant a the station upon his return home. Another happy end!

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

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  • Has anybody seen Immortal Sergeant with Maureen and Henry Fonda? I was just wondering if this movie was any good, it was a trailer on my "Decision Before Dawn" DVD and it looked like a good movie.

    Life is hard, its even harder when your stupid!!
    -John Wayne

  • Hi Todd,


    You may be interested in the Review
    in Maureen's Movie Reviews,


    Click on the link below,


    Immortal Sergeant


    Quote

    Another good pairing with Henry Fonda.
    Also starring Thomas Mitchell;
    and another Directed by Stahl.
    A good film with realistic battle scenes,
    and at least a happy ending

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

  • Thanks Keith, sometimes I just need to look. Seems like I here that at home once in awhile too!! hehehehe!!

    Life is hard, its even harder when your stupid!!
    -John Wayne

  • I watched this film this afternoon. It was one of the 38 movies I recently ordered from Deep Discount. Not a great movie but not bad. But what impressed me most was Maureen. I have never, ever seen her look more ravishing in any movie. She was totally, absolutely gorgeous. Her appearance alone was worth the price I paid for this flick.

    De gustibus non est disputandum

  • :wink_smile:

    Another film to support the US's war effort. Many Hollywood actors have done their part by committing.

    a small video

    and a Original trailer

    good reading

    Unconditional's Maureen O'Hara !
    French-English translation: poor !!!
    :blush:

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