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The D.I. (1957)

106 min | Drama

Gunnery Sergeant Jim Moore is one of the toughest Drill Instructors on Parris Island. But he's got a thorn in his side: Pvt. Owens, who always seems to foul up when the pressure's on. Convinced that "there's a man underneath that baby ...See moreGunnery Sergeant Jim Moore is one of the toughest Drill Instructors on Parris Island. But he's got a thorn in his side: Pvt. Owens, who always seems to foul up when the pressure's on. Convinced that "there's a man underneath that baby powder," Sgt. Moore drives Owens to the point of desertion. Making things worse, Capt. Anderson has given Moore three days to make the scared private into Marine material, "or I'll personally cut the lace off his panties and ship him out!" Adding to the pressure, Moore also juggles a budding romance with a shop girl. Written by Michael J. Hayde See less
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James Lee Barrett (screenplay)
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Updated May 30, 1957

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May 30, 1957 (United States)

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37 cast members
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Jack Webb
Gunnery Sgt. Jim Moore Gunnery Sgt. Jim Moore   See fewer
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Don Dubbins
Pvt. Owens Pvt. Owens   See fewer
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Lin McCarthy
Capt. T.L. Anderson Capt. T.L. Anderson   See fewer
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Monica Lewis
Burt (as Matt Davis) Burt (as Matt Davis)   See fewer
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Virginia Gregg
Mrs. Charles D. Owens Mrs. Charles D. Owens   See fewer
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Jeannie Beacham
Hostess Hostess   See fewer
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Lou Tobin
Bartender at Cotton Club Bartender at Cotton Club   See fewer
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Jeanne Baird
Mother at Woman's Store Mother at Woman's Store   See fewer
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Barbara Pepper
Woman Customer Woman Customer   See fewer
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Melody Gale
Little Girl at Woman's Store Little Girl at Woman's Store   See fewer
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Jean Blake Fleming
Waitress Waitress   See fewer
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John T. Ahern
Pvt. Casto (uncredited) Pvt. Casto (uncredited)   See fewer
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John R. Brown
S / Sgt O'Neil (uncredited) S / Sgt O'Neil (uncredited)   See fewer
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George D. Bryan
Pfc. Hayes (uncredited) Pfc. Hayes (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael K. Gebbia
States (uncredited) States (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles M. Golden
Pvt. Labarsky (uncredited) Pvt. Labarsky (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joseph C. Holmes
Pvt. Madison (uncredited) Pvt. Madison (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joey
Drill Instructor Sergeant (uncredited) Drill Instructor Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Kiel
Ugly Marine (uncredited) Ugly Marine (uncredited)   See fewer
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Louis R. Lazarko
Sgt. Louis R. Lazarko (uncredited) Sgt. Louis R. Lazarko (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles A. Love
Pvt. Hillbilly (uncredited) Pvt. Hillbilly (uncredited)   See fewer
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Thomas Martin
Club Waiter (uncredited) Club Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Peter J. O'Neill
Pvt. Rodriguez (uncredited) Pvt. Rodriguez (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Oliviere
Cpl. Masters (uncredited) Cpl. Masters (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul E. Prutzman
Sgt. Braver (uncredited) Sgt. Braver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Thomas E. Richards
Cpl. Duprey (uncredited) Cpl. Duprey (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Ryan
Waiter (uncredited) Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gordon L. Seiple
Pvt. Carver (uncredited) Pvt. Carver (uncredited)   See fewer
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William E. Smith
Pvt. Douglas McKinley (uncredited) Pvt. Douglas McKinley (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bert Stevens
Club Doorman (uncredited) Club Doorman (uncredited)   See fewer
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George W. Thornton II
George W. Thornton II (uncredited) George W. Thornton II (uncredited)   See fewer
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Patton A. Wasson
Sgt. Zannoth (uncredited) Sgt. Zannoth (uncredited)   See fewer
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James C. Willma
Cpl. Johnson (uncredited) Cpl. Johnson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Douglas E. Wilson
Pvt. Franklin (uncredited) Pvt. Franklin (uncredited)   See fewer
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Laurence C. Windsor Jr.
Pvt. Severeign (uncredited) Pvt. Severeign (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.4 / 10 | 866 votes