Ten Gentlemen from West Point is a 1942 American war film directed by Henry Hathaway and starring Henry Fonda, George Montgomery, and Maureen O'Hara. The film is based on the true story of the 1927 court-martial of ten cadets at the United States Military Academy at West Point. The film opens with a prologue in which the narrator (Walter Huston) explains that the story is about "ten young men who were accused of the most serious crime in the history of West Point." The film then cuts to the main story, which begins with the arrival of the ten cadets at West Point. The cadets are quickly introduced to the strict discipline and rigorous training that is required of them. As the cadets progress through their training, they begin to form friendships and bonds with each other. However, their friendship is tested when one of the cadets, Arnold Palmer (Henry Fonda), is accused of cheating on an exam. Palmer is court-martialed and found guilty, but he is later exonerated when it is discovered that the evidence against him was fabricated. The film ends with the ten cadets graduating from West Point and being commissioned as officers in the United States Army. The narrator then tells us that the ten cadets went on to serve with distinction in World War II, and that they all returned home safely. Ten Gentlemen from West Point is a well-made and entertaining film that tells a compelling story about the true story of the 1927 court-martial of ten cadets at the United States Military Academy at West Point. The film features strong performances from its cast, and it is a film that is sure to please fans of war films and historical dramas.

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Ten Gentlemen from West Point  (1942)

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Ten Gentlemen from West Point is a 1942 American war film directed by Henry Hathaway and starring Henry Fonda, George Montgomery, and Maureen O'Hara. The film is based on the true story of the 1927 court-martial of ten cadets at the United States Military Academy at West Point. The film opens with a prologue in which the narrator (Walter Huston) explains that the story is about "ten young men who were accused of the most serious crime in the history of West Point." The film then cuts to the main story, which begins with the arrival of the ten cadets at West Point. The cadets are quickly introduced to the strict discipline and rigorous training that is required of them. As the cadets progress through their training, they begin to form friendships and bonds with each other. However, their friendship is tested when one of the cadets, Arnold Palmer (Henry Fonda), is accused of cheating on an exam. Palmer is court-martialed and found guilty, but he is later exonerated when it is discovered that the evidence against him was fabricated. The film ends with the ten cadets graduating from West Point and being commissioned as officers in the United States Army. The narrator then tells us that the ten cadets went on to serve with distinction in World War II, and that they all returned home safely. Ten Gentlemen from West Point is a well-made and entertaining film that tells a compelling story about the true story of the 1927 court-martial of ten cadets at the United States Military Academy at West Point. The film features strong performances from its cast, and it is a film that is sure to please fans of war films and historical dramas.

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Cast
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George Montgomery

Joe Dawson
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Maureen O'Hara

Carolyn Bainbridge
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John Sutton

Howard Shelton
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Laird Cregar

Maj. Sam Carter
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Shepperd Strudwick

Henry Clay (as John Shepperd)
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Victor Francen

Florimond Massey
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Harry Davenport

Bane
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Ward Bond

Sgt. Scully
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Douglass Dumbrille

Gen. William Henry Harrison
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Ralph Byrd

Maloney
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Joe Brown Jr.

Benny Havens
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David Bacon

Shippen
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Esther Dale

Mrs. Thompson
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Richard Derr

Chester
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Louis Jean Heydt

Jared Danforth
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Stanley Andrews

Capt. Sloane
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James Flavin

Capt. Luddy
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Edna Mae Jones

Letty
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Charles Trowbridge

Senate president
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Tully Marshall

Grandpa
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Edwin Maxwell

Sen. John Randolph
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Uno

Old Put (dog)
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Edward Fielding

William Eustis
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Morris Ankrum

Wood
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Selmer Jackson

Sersen
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Noble Johnson

Tecumseh
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Eddie Dunn

O'Toole
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Frank Ferguson

Alden Brown
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Warren Ashe

Orderly (uncredited)
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Lane Bradford

Recruit (uncredited)
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Eddy Chandler

Bombardier (uncredited)
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Davison Clark

Senator (uncredited)
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Ruth Clifford

Graduation Spectator (uncredited)
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Iron Eyes Cody

Indian (uncredited)
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Max Cole

Cadet (uncredited)
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Chick Collins

Lacrosse Player (uncredited)
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John Dilson

Senator (uncredited)
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William 'Red' Donahue

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Blake Edwards

Cadet (uncredited)
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Bess Flowers

Graduation Ceremony Guest (uncredited)
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Edward Gargan

Bombardier (uncredited)
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Gene Garrick

Cadet (uncredited)
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Jesse Graves

Sam (uncredited)
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John Hartley

Cadet (uncredited)
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Dick Hogan

Cadet (uncredited)
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George Holmes

Cadet (uncredited)
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Olin Howland

Carpenter (uncredited)
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Jack Hyde

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Boyd Irwin

Senator (uncredited)
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Payne B. Johnson

Boy in Fort (uncredited)
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John Kelly

Bombardier (uncredited)
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William Kersen

Cadet (uncredited)
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Anthony Marsh

Cadet (uncredited)
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Malcolm 'Bud' McTaggart

Cadet (uncredited)
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John Meredith

Cadet (uncredited)
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Tom Neal

Cadet (uncredited)
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Stanley Parlan

Cadet (uncredited)
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Herbert Patterson

Cadet (uncredited)
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Don Peters

Cadet (uncredited)
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Gene Rizzi

Cadet (uncredited)
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Henry Roquemore

Senator (uncredited)
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Paul Scardon

Senator (uncredited)
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James Seay

Courtney (uncredited)
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Frank Shannon

Senator (uncredited)
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Cap Somers

Graduation Spectator (uncredited)
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Carl Stockdale

Senator (uncredited)
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Harry Stubbs

Senator (uncredited)
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Harry Tyler

Carpenter (uncredited)
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John Whitney

Cadet (uncredited)
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Dick Winslow

Cadet (uncredited)
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Gordon Wynn

Cadet (uncredited)
Crew
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Henry Hathaway

Director
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Ben Hecht

Writer
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Talbot Jennings

Writer
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Richard Maibaum

Writer
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George Seaton

Writer
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Malvin Wald

Writer
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Darryl F. Zanuck

Writer
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