The Long Gray Line
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The Long Gray Line
The life story of West Point athletic director Marty Maher was the inspiration for John Ford's The Long Gray Line. Told in flashback, the film recalls the first days at the Point for Irish immigrant Maher (Tyrone Power), a pugnacious boy who can't seem to fit in with the institution's regimen of unquestioning discipline. Athletic director Ward Bond takes a liking to Maher and arranges for the young man to become his assistant; Bond also plays Cupid between Maher and Irish maidservant Mary O'Donnell (Maureen O'Hara). When Mary's baby is stillborn, the Mahers begin to… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Eloquently and simply directed by John Ford."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Heartbreaking drama, with many unusual film making approaches."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"Atmospheric, unusual Tyrone Power vehicle--no less different for director John Ford."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
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