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The Fighting 69th

The Fighting 69th(1940)

Also Known As: Father Duff of the Fighting 69th | The Old 69th |

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Brief Synopsis

A braggart soldier learns the true meaning of heroism when he joins World War I's all-Irish unit.

Cast & Crew

James Cagney Jerry Plunkett
Pat O'Brien Father [Francis] Duffy
George Brent "Wild Bill" Donovan
Jeffrey Lynn Joyce Kilmer
Alan Hale Sergeant Big Mike Wynn
Frank McHugh Crepe Hanger Burke
Dennis Morgan Lieutenant Ames
Dick Foran Lieutenant Long John Wynn
William Lundigan Timmy Wynn
Guinn Williams Paddy Dolan
John Litel Captain Mangan
Henry O'Neill The colonel

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: 26 Jan 1940
Release Date:  1940 Production Date:  A Warner Bros.--First National Picture; Jack L. Warner in charge of prod
none available
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Sound:  Mono (RCA Sound System) Production Co:  Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Duration(mins):  89 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  9    

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  • the fighting 69th

    will ramage 2012-12-14

    one of the greatest anti war fims ever made. watch how plunket ( james cagney) runs the gauntlet of raw human emotions , caught up in one of the most... MORE>

  • Jimmy

    Kai 2011-11-10

    This is a classic movie and more; if you like history and study WWII this is a great film. The GREATEST generation and the story is superior. Alan Hale... MORE>

  • Cagney as Coward

    theresa 2008-04-30

    Several things about The Fighting 69th that make it worthwhile. Cagney, of course, is reason #1. Watch the tough guy turn into a manchild (through fear)... MORE>