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FULL SYNOPSIS

Though written by Sam Peckinpah (he adapted the film from a novel by Hoffman Birney), the direction of The Glory Guys was entrusted to the competent but perfunctory Arnold Laven. Cavalry captain Demas Harrod (Tom Tryon) and his faithful scout Sol Rogers (Harve Presnell) are placed under the command of xenophobic general Frederick McCabe (Andrew Duggan), who hates Indians almost as much as his own men hate him. When not preparing to decimate every Native American in their path, Harrod and Rogers carry on a rivalry over the hand of pretty Lou (Senta Berger; another authentic Wild West type). The novelty of the film is that the Indians, rather than the cavalry, win the final battle. Despite a few bursts of cinematic creativity from Laven in the climactic scenes, it still would have been more interesting to see how Sam Peckinpah would have handled The Glory Guys. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Tom Tryon
as Capt. Demas Harrod
Harve Presnell
as Sol Rogers
Senta Berger
as Lou Woodward
James Caan
as Pvt. Anthony Dugan
Andrew Duggan
as Gen. Frederick McCabe
Slim Pickens
as Sgt. James Gregory
Peter Breck
as Hodges
Jeanne Cooper
as Mrs. Rachael McCabe
Laurel Goodwin
as Beth Poole
Adam Williams
as Pvt. Lucas Crain
Erik Holland
as Pvt. Clark Gentry
Robert McQueeney
as Maj. Oliver Marcus
Alice Backes
as Mrs. Poole
Michael Forest
as Fred Cushman
Dal McKennon
as Karl Harpane
Henry Beckman
as Salesman
Michael Anderson
as Pvt. Martin Hale
Paul Birch
as General Hoffman
Wayne Rogers
as Lt. Mike Moyan
Claudio Brook
as Reverend Poole

Crew

Arnold Laven
Director
Arnold Laven
Producer
Hoffman Birney
Book Author
Sam Peckinpah
Screenwriter
James Wong Howe
Cinematographer
Riz Ortolani
Composer (Music Score)
Melvin Shapiro
Editor
Roberto Silva
Art Director
Ray Moyer
Set Designer
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