Long Gray Line, The (1955)
Front Cover Actor
Tyrone Power Martin Maher
Maureen O'Hara Mary O'Donnell
Robert Francis Red Sundstrom Jr.
Ward Bond Capt. Herman J. Koehler
Donald Crisp Old Martin
Betsy Palmer Kitty Carter
Philip Carey Chuck Dotson
William Leslie Red Sundstrom
Harry Carey, Jr. Dwight D. Eisenhower
Patrick Wayne Cherub Overton
Harry Carey Jr. Dwight Eisenhower
Movie Details
Genre Drama
Director John Ford
Producer Robert Arthur
Writer Nardi Reeder Campion; Edward Hope
Studio Sony Pictures
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 2 hr 18 mins
Country USA
Color Color
John Ford pours on the sentiment like syrup in The Long Gray Line, a tribute to the traditions of West Point. Tyrone Power ages 50 years to play real-life West Point legend Martin Maher, the scrappy Irish immigrant who rises from "another Mick waiter" to hot-tempered cadet to one of the best-loved instructors of the institution. Power is at his best as the charming rogue with a thick brogue, who ages into a feisty, gray-haired foster father to the cadets he and his fiery Irish wife (Maureen O'Hara) adopt over the years, among them Harry Carey Jr. (as young Dwight D. Eisenhower). Ford claims he didn't care for CinemaScope, but you wouldn't know it from the handsome, lush images that fill the frame. It lolls along at a lazy 140 minutes, balancing the respectful tributes with boisterous humor and boyish pranks but always centered by the generous heart of Maher. --Sean Axmaker
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Index 1144
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 3/9/04
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Owner NF
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 009
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
UPC 043396065468
Release Date 2002
Subtitles Chinese; English; French; Korean; Portuguese; Spanish; Thai
Audio Tracks English Unknown
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen