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In the wake of the Spanish-American war, military doctor Bill Canavan (Cooper) arrives at a war-torn Filipino outpost. Infested with cholera and under attack from a vicious local Moro chieftain, the troops are terrified and their commanding officer has all but given up hope. Outnumbered and out of supplies, Canavan decides to trade his scalpel for a rifle and rally the few remaining troops into one last stand before the outpost and everyone inside becomes just another footnote in history.

  1. Charles L. Clifford


  2. Robert Presnell Sr.


  3. Jo Swerling


  4. Henry Hathaway


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  1. Gary Cooper

    Gary Cooper

    Dr. Bill Canavan

  2. David Niven

    David Niven

    Lt. Terence McCool

  3. Andrea Leeds

    Andrea Leeds

    Linda Hartley

  4. Reginald Owen

    Reginald Owen

    Capt. Steve Hartley

  5. Broderick Crawford

    Broderick Crawford

    Lt. Larson

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The Real Glory
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Status Released

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  • September 29, 1939


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 36m

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