The Glory Guys

Film, Action and adventure
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Screenwriter Sam Peckinpah might have made more of this fatalistic Western adventure, from the novel The Dice of God by Hoffman Birney, than journeyman Laven, but it's a diverting picture all the same. Tryon's the cavalry captain sent to join general Duggan's frontier regiment, only to find the latter obsessed with defeating the combined local Indian forces. If anything, the film should be called 'The Glory Guy' because it's Duggan's drive to personal fulfilment, even at the cost of his men's lives, which is the central strand of this examination of control-gone-mad. The result's hardly a masterpiece, but it builds to a nicely mounted battle that pushes the point home.

By: TJ

Release details

Duration: 112 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Arnold Laven
Screenwriter: Sam Peckinpah
Cast: Tom Tryon
Harve Presnell
Andrew Duggan
Senta Berger
James Caan
Michael Anderson Jr
Slim Pickens
Wayne Rogers
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