The Strange One

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  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1957
  • Running time: 100 min
Legendary actor Ben Gazzara made his feature film debut in The Strange One, recreating his Broadway role in Calder Willingham's gripping "End as a Man." Gazzara stars as Cadet Sgt. Jocko DeParis, a sadomasochistic bully in a Southern military academy... read more
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Legendary actor Ben Gazzara made his feature film debut in The Strange One, recreating his Broadway role in Calder Willingham's gripping "End as a Man." Gazzara stars as Cadet Sgt. Jocko DeParis, a sadomasochistic bully in a Southern military academy who uses his magnetism and the school's own military code to manipulate his fellow cadets and officers. When he engineers the expulsion of a hated rival, his reign of terror begins to unravel. The film features a solid cast drawn from The Actor's Studio in New York, including Pat Hingle, Mark Richman, George Peppard (also in his film debut) and Larry Gates, and is directed by Jack Garfein and scripted by Willingham, based on his novel. Censored in its original theatrical release for its homosexual undertones, The Strange One is presented restored and uncut for the first time on DVD.

Original Release

04/12/1957

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Cast

Ben Gazzara Jocko De Paris
Pat Hingle Harold Koble
Peter Mark Richman Cadet Colonel Corger (as Mark Richman)
Arthur Storch Simmons
Paul E. Richards Perrin McKee
Larry Gates Major Avery
Clifton James Colonel Ramsey
Geoffrey Horne George Avery
James Olson Roger Gatt
Julie Wilson Rosebud
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Jack Garfein

Writers

Calder Willingham

Cast

Ben Gazzara Jocko De Paris
Pat Hingle Harold Koble
Peter Mark Richman Cadet Colonel Corger (as Mark Richman)
Arthur Storch Simmons
Paul E. Richards Perrin McKee
Larry Gates Major Avery
Clifton James Colonel Ramsey
Geoffrey Horne George Avery
James Olson Roger Gatt
Julie Wilson Rosebud
George Peppard Robert Marquales

Producers

Sam Spiegel Producer

Editors

Sidney Katz

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