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The Bugle Sounds (1942)

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102 min | Drama, War

Sergeant "Hap" Doan, heartbroken that the Nineteenth Cavalry, in which he has served for so many years, is to be mechanized and replenished with twenty recent draftees, goes on a drinking spree. He rails about leaving the Army, but is ...See moreSergeant "Hap" Doan, heartbroken that the Nineteenth Cavalry, in which he has served for so many years, is to be mechanized and replenished with twenty recent draftees, goes on a drinking spree. He rails about leaving the Army, but is there when the draftees arrive, ready to make good soldiers out of them. When his horse, Cantigny, is killed by the explosion of a tank that had been sabotaged by Nazi-agents, he goes AWOL, and is court-martialed upon his return and given a dishonorable discharge. But he is under secret orders from his Commanding Officer to join the gang of German spies, who have every reason to believe they can trust the disgruntled ex-sergeant.. Written by Les Adams See less
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Lawrence Kimble (story) | Cyril Hume (story) (screenplay)
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Updated Jan 14, 1942

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Jan 14, 1942 (United States)

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45 cast members
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Wallace Beery
Sgt. Patrick Aloysius 'Hap' Doan Sgt. Patrick Aloysius 'Hap' Doan   See fewer
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Marjorie Main
Susie 'Suz' Susie 'Suz'   See fewer
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Lewis Stone
Col. Jack Lawton Col. Jack Lawton   See fewer
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George Bancroft
'Russ' Russell 'Russ' Russell   See fewer
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Henry O'Neill
Lt. Col. Harry Seton Lt. Col. Harry Seton   See fewer
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Donna Reed
Sally Hanson Sally Hanson   See fewer
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Chill Wills
Sgt. Larry Dillon Sgt. Larry Dillon   See fewer
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William Lundigan
Joe 'Joey' Hanson Joe 'Joey' Hanson   See fewer
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Tom Dugan
Sgt. Strong Sgt. Strong   See fewer
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Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams
Sgt. Krims (as Guinn Williams) Sgt. Krims (as Guinn Williams)   See fewer
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Ernest Whitman
Cartaret Cartaret   See fewer
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Roman Bohnen
Mr. Leech Mr. Leech   See fewer
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Jerome Cowan
Mr. Nichols Mr. Nichols   See fewer
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Jonathan Hale
Brigadier-General Brigadier-General   See fewer
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Stanley Andrews
Veterinarian (uncredited) Veterinarian (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stephen Bennett
Recruit (uncredited) Recruit (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lane Chandler
Cavalry Trooper (uncredited) Cavalry Trooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cliff Danielson
Recruit (uncredited) Recruit (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Dawson
Recruit (uncredited) Recruit (uncredited)   See fewer
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Donald Douglas
Mr. Clyde - FBI Agent (uncredited) Mr. Clyde - FBI Agent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill Edwards
Recruit (uncredited) Recruit (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dorothy Granger
Woman with Cake (uncredited) Woman with Cake (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Gubbins
Recruit (uncredited) Recruit (uncredited)   See fewer
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Reed Hadley
Court-Martial Judge (uncredited) Court-Martial Judge (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mahlon Hamilton
Train Engineer (uncredited) Train Engineer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hal Le Sueur
Recruit (uncredited) Recruit (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alexander Lockwood
Sergeant (uncredited) Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Luden
Lawton's First Adjutant (uncredited) Lawton's First Adjutant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Melton
Trooper (uncredited) Trooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Millican
Recruit Tank Driver (uncredited) Recruit Tank Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Allan Nixon
Recruit (uncredited) Recruit (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bradley Page
Second Adjutant (uncredited) Second Adjutant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Parker
Sergeant (uncredited) Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lee Phelps
Sergeant at Guard House (uncredited) Sergeant at Guard House (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kane Richmond
Captain (uncredited) Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Sande
Headquarters Sergeant (uncredited) Headquarters Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jimmy Spencer
Recruit (uncredited) Recruit (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Strang
Sergeant (uncredited) Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ray Teal
Sergeant (uncredited) Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Urmy
Captain (uncredited) Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Max Wagner
Cavalry Trooper (uncredited) Cavalry Trooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Wessel
Jerry - Saboteur (uncredited) Jerry - Saboteur (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Whitbeck
Prologue Narrator (voice) (uncredited) Prologue Narrator (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Winslow
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6.2 / 10 | 150 votes