The Sergeant

(1968)
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THE SERGEANT is the story of the dark inner struggle of Master Sergeant Albert Callan to overcome the overwhelming attraction he feels for one of his charges. In the staid and stifling environment of a post-World War II army post in France, Callan's deeply repressed attraction to other men surfaces when he encounters handsome Private Swanson. Maintaining the rugged "man's man" image of a war hero, Callan barks orders to his underlings. Later, lonely in his solitude, he recalls the frightening experiences of war and the events that led to this crossroads. Filled with self-loathing and unable to act on the natural attraction he feels for Swanson, Callan's affection festers into antagonism. He pushes Swanson constantly with verbal assaults and undeserved punishments.

  1. John Flynn

    Director

  2. Dennis Murphy

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Rod Steiger

    Rod Steiger

    MSgt. Albert Callan

  2. John Phillip Law

    John Phillip Law

    Pfc. Tom Swanson

  3. Frank Latimore

    Frank Latimore

    Capt. Loring

  4. Ludmila Mikaël

    Ludmila Mikaël

    Solange

  5. Elliott Sullivan

    Pop Henneken

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Status Released

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  • December 25, 1968
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 48m

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