The Fighting 69th
The Fighting 69th (1940) is an American war film starring James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, and George Brent.
- jaar uitgave: 1940
- regisseur: William Keighley
The Fighting 69th (1940) is an American war film starring James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, and George Brent. The plot is based upon the actual exploits of New York City's 69th Infantry Regiment during the First World War. The regiment was first given that nickname by opposing General Robert E. Lee during the American Civil War In addition to father Father Francis P. Duffy (Pat O'Brien), the real-life personages depicted in The Fighting 69th include future OSS leader Wild Bill Donovan (George Brent) and poet Joyce Kilmer (Jeffrey Lynn). Most of The Fighting 69th was filmed at Warner Brothers' Calabasas Ranch which doubled as Camp Mills, the regiment's training base, various French villages and numerous battlefields.