The West Point Story

The West Point Story

Director: Roy Del Ruth Cast: James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Doris Day

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Overview

James Cagney delivers a vibrant performance as a down-on-his-luck Broadway musical director in The West Point Story, featuring songs by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne. Cagney plays out-of-work director Elwin "Bix" Bixby, who reluctantly accepts a job from producer Harry Eberhart (Roland Winters) to stage a show at West Point written by Harry's nephew Tom Fletcher (Gordon MacRae). Harry thinks Tom's show could be a Broadway success if he would only quit West Point. Bix travels to West Point, with his girlfriend, Eve (Virginia Mayo), in tow, to whip the show into shape. But Bix is frustrated by the academy's rules, which interrupt his rehearsal schedule. In frustration, Bix hits a cadet. In order to continue to work on the show, Bix must become a cadet himself, and deal with the attendant hazing that entails. When the one of the show's stars, Jan Wilson (Doris Day), is brought out to work on the production, Tom falls in love with her and goes AWOL to return with her to Hollywood. Bix, in order to save Tom's military career, has to go to Hollywood and bring Tom back to West Point.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/07/2017
UPC: 0888574475024
Original Release: 1950
Rating: G
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:47:00
Sales rank: 17,414

Special Features

Warner Night at the Movies 1950 short subjects gallery: vintage newsreel; Oscar-Winning sports parade; Short Grandad of Races; Classic cartoon His Bitter Half; Trailers of The West Point Story and 1950's Tea for Two

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Cagney Elwin Bixby
Virginia Mayo Eve Dillon
Doris Day Jan Wilson
Gordon MacRae Tom Fletcher
Gene Nelson Hal Courtland
Alan Hale Bull Gilbert
Roland Winters Harry Eberhart
Raymond Roe Bixby's "Wife"
Wilton Graff Lt. Col. Martin
Jerome Cowan Jocelyn
Frank Ferguson Commandant
De Wit Bishop Cadet
Wheaton Chambers Secretary
Luther Crockett Senator
John Hedloe Actor
Russell Saunders Acrobat
James Young Cadet
James Dobson Cadet
Bob Hayden Cadet
Jack Kelly Officer-in-charge
Joel Marston Cadet
Walter Ruick Piano player
Glen Turnbull Hoofer

Technical Credits
Roy Del Ruth Director
Milo Anderson Costumes/Costume Designer
Marjorie Best Costumes/Costume Designer
John Boyle Choreography
Charles H. Clarke Art Director
Mel Dellar Asst. Director
Edwin DuPar Special Effects
Louis Edelman Producer
Ray Heindorf Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Sidney Hickox Cinematographer
Charles Hoffman Screenwriter
Otis Malcolm Makeup
Owen Marks Editor
Armor E. Marlowe Set Decoration/Design
John Monks Screenwriter
LeRoy J. Prinz Choreography
Irving Wallace Screenwriter
Al White Choreography

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The West Point Story
1. Credits. [1:36]
2. Adamant Eve. [4:25]
3. Punching Out A Deal. [4:43]
4. Pop Up That Chest. [2:41]
5. One Hundred Days' Til June. [2:27]
6. By The Kissing Rock (1). [4:40]
7. Long Before I Knew You: Song. [3:15]
8. Disciplinarian. [4:10]
9. New Cadet. [4:10]
10. Sunup To Bedcheck. [4:28]
11. Long Before I Knew You: Dance. [2:24]
12. Offer He Can Refuse. [4:00]
13. Ten-Thousand Four-Hundred Thirty-Two Sheep. [3:53]
14. Just Like Old Times. [4:23]
15. Start Swinging. [3:24]
16. The Military Polka. [2:51]
17. You Love Me. [4:25]
18. By The Kissing Rock (2). [3:08]
19. Punishment Tour. [4:21]
20. The Corps, Alma Mater. [4:45]
21. Recognition. [2:18]
22. Contracts To Honor. [4:01]
23. The Toy Trumpet Dance. [2:28]
24. Herewith Cancelled. [3:14]
25. Vive La France! [5:33]
26. On With The Show. [3:41]
27. Off-Target Punch. [1:55]
28. B'klyn. [1:50]
29. It Could Only Happen In Brooklyn. [4:00]
30. Finale And Acknowledgment. [3:29]

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