The Fighting 69th

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Academy Award winner James Cagney leads an all-star cast in a story of cowardice and courage based on the true-life experiences of Catholic priest Father Duffy assigned to a scrappy unit of Irish Americans--The Fighting 69th. World War I. read more
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Academy Award winner James Cagney leads an all-star cast in a story of cowardice and courage based on the true-life experiences of Catholic priest Father Duffy assigned to a scrappy unit of Irish Americans--The Fighting 69th. World War I. Cocky, streetwise tough Jerry Plunkett (Cagney) arrives in the 69th with an attitude that he can defeat the enemy single-handedly and an unwillingness to follow orders. But in his first firefight, Plunkett's cowardice costs the lives of many of his fellow soldiers. Now, Plunkett must find the courage to redeem himself and his unit--even if it comes at the cost of his life.

Original Release

01/26/1940

US Release

01/26/1940

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Cast

James Cagney Jerry Plunkett
Alan Hale Sgt. 'Big Mike' Wynn / Big Mike Wynn
Pat O'Brien Father Duffy
Frank McHugh 'Crepe Hanger' Burke / "Crepe Hanger" Burke
George Brent 'Wild Bill' Donovan / Wild Bill Donovan
Jeffrey Lynn Joyce Kilmer
Dennis Morgan Lt. Ames / Lieutenant Ames
Dick Foran Lt. 'Long John' Wynn / Long John Wynn
William Lundigan Timmy Wynn
Henry O'Neill The Colonel / Colonel
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Directors

William Keighley

Writers

Norman Reilly Raine, Fred Niblo Jr., Dean Riesner

Cast

James Cagney Jerry Plunkett
Alan Hale Sgt. 'Big Mike' Wynn / Big Mike Wynn
Pat O'Brien Father Duffy
Frank McHugh 'Crepe Hanger' Burke / "Crepe Hanger" Burke
George Brent 'Wild Bill' Donovan / Wild Bill Donovan
Jeffrey Lynn Joyce Kilmer
Dennis Morgan Lt. Ames / Lieutenant Ames
Dick Foran Lt. 'Long John' Wynn / Long John Wynn
William Lundigan Timmy Wynn
Henry O'Neill The Colonel / Colonel
John Litel Capt. Mangan / Captain Mangan
Sammy Cohen Mike Murphy
Harvey Stephens Maj. Anderson / Major Anderson
William Hopper Pvt. Turner / Private Turner
Tom Dugan Pvt. McManus / Private McManus
Frank Wilcox Lt. Norman / Lieutenant Norman
John Arledge Second Alabama Man
Frank Faylen Engineer Sergeant at Cave-In
George Reeves Jack O'Keefe
Roland Varno German Officer

Producers

Hal B. Wallis Executive Producer
Louis F. Edelman Producer

Editors

Owen Marks

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