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The Private War of Major Benson (1955)

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105 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

As a disciplinary measure, the Army transfers a heavy-handed Major to a ROTC academy where he must shape-up cadets and improve the school's overall ratings.
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William Roberts (screenplay) | Richard Alan Simmons (screenplay) | Joe Connelly (story) | Bob Mosher (story)
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Release date
Aug 2, 1955 (United States)

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43 cast members
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Charlton Heston
Maj. Bernard R. 'Barney' Benson Maj. Bernard R. 'Barney' Benson   See fewer
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Julie Adams
Dr. Kay Lambert Dr. Kay Lambert   See fewer
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Tim Hovey
Cadet Thomas 'Tiger' Flaherty Cadet Thomas 'Tiger' Flaherty   See fewer
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Nana Bryant
Mother Redempta Mother Redempta   See fewer
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Tim Considine
Cadet Lt. Gerald Hibler Cadet Lt. Gerald Hibler   See fewer
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Sal Mineo
Cadet Col. Sylvester Dusik Cadet Col. Sylvester Dusik   See fewer
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Milburn Stone
Maj. Gen. Wilton J. Ramsey Maj. Gen. Wilton J. Ramsey   See fewer
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Mary Field
Sister Mary Theresa Sister Mary Theresa   See fewer
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Joey D. Vieira
Cadet Cpl. Scawalski (as Donald Keeler) Cadet Cpl. Scawalski (as Donald Keeler)   See fewer
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Gary Pagett
Cadet Lt. Molony Cadet Lt. Molony   See fewer
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Mickey Little
Cadet Lt. Hanratty Cadet Lt. Hanratty   See fewer
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Don Haggerty
Harold Hibler Harold Hibler   See fewer
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David Janssen
Young Lieutenant Young Lieutenant   See fewer
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Richard H. Cutting
Monsignor Collins Monsignor Collins   See fewer
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Mary Alan Hokanson
Sister Mary Thomasina Sister Mary Thomasina   See fewer
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Butch Jones
Cadet Capt. Petri Cadet Capt. Petri   See fewer
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Yvonne Peattie
Mrs. Hibler Mrs. Hibler   See fewer
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Kay Stewart
Mrs. Flaherty Mrs. Flaherty   See fewer
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Chris Alcaide
Truck Driver (uncredited) Truck Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Anne Barton
Miss Carter (uncredited) Miss Carter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Steven Benson
Cadet (uncredited) Cadet (uncredited)   See fewer
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Madge Blake
Woman at Airport (uncredited) Woman at Airport (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alfred Caiazza
Cadet Lt. Morelli (uncredited) Cadet Lt. Morelli (uncredited)   See fewer
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Margaret Campbell
Mrs. Corrigan (uncredited) Mrs. Corrigan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Taggart Casey
Mr. Hanratty (uncredited) Mr. Hanratty (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Conaty
R.O.T.C. Drill Observer (uncredited) R.O.T.C. Drill Observer (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Forrest
Lt. General De Bay (uncredited) Lt. General De Bay (uncredited)   See fewer
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Russell Gaige
Colonel Marvin (uncredited) Colonel Marvin (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Gardner
Mr. Corrigan (uncredited) Mr. Corrigan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sue George
Nancy (uncredited) Nancy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Raymond Giarrusso
Ritchie (uncredited) Ritchie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marc Hamilton
Bus Ticket Clerk (uncredited) Bus Ticket Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jimmy Karath
Cadet Lt. Netcher (uncredited) Cadet Lt. Netcher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jess Kirkpatrick
Priest (uncredited) Priest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mike Mahoney
Airline Gate Attendant (uncredited) Airline Gate Attendant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ann Morriss
Miss Dunne (uncredited) Miss Dunne (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Neff
Cook (uncredited) Cook (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Nelson
Captain Duffield (uncredited) Captain Duffield (uncredited)   See fewer
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Voltaire Perkins
Colonel Holt (uncredited) Colonel Holt (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Perry
Cadet (uncredited) Cadet (uncredited)   See fewer
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Thorpe Whiteman
Cadet Lt. Walworth (uncredited) Cadet Lt. Walworth (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stephen Wootton
Michaels (uncredited) Michaels (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.6 / 10 | 689 votes