The Fighting 69th

Film, Drama

Time Out says

Sentimental propagandist claptrap recounting the heroic adventures of New York's famous Irish regiment during World War I. With distinct echoes of Angels With Dirty Faces - Cagney's the brash punk knocking the company's traditions until he discovers patriotism, O'Brien's the pious priest giving him guidance - the film is one of its star's most sugary, and therefore most disappointing efforts. Still, he does make the film come alive during a couple of hysterical screaming scenes.


Release details

90 mins

Cast and crew

William Keighley
Norman Reilly Raine, Fred Niblo Jr, Dean Franklin
James Cagney
Pat O'Brien
George Brent
Jeffrey Lynn
Alan Hale
Dennis Morgan
Frank McHugh

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