Soldier in the Rain

Soldier in the Rain

Director: Blake Edwards, Ralph Nelson Cast: Jackie Gleason, Steve McQueen

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Overview

Soldier in the Rain

The unlikely duo of Steve McQueen and Jackie Gleason star in this military comedy-drama. Gleason is Master Sergeant Max Slaughter, a corpulent man perfectly content with his solitary life in the Army, where his room and board are paid for and free sodas are his for the taking. His comrade, the more ambitious Sergeant Eustis Clay (McQueen), looks forward to leaving the service and making a big success of himself in business. Nevertheless, Eustis worships the ground that the kindly Max walks on and introduces him to a pretty teenager, Bobby Jo Pepperdine (Tuesday Weld). This sets off the ire of Bobby Jo's would-be suitor Sergeant Fred Lenahan (Lew Gallo), a tough military policeman who's already got a bone to pick with Eustis, leading to a tragic turn of events for Eustis and Max. The script for Soldier in the Rain (1963) was co-written by Blake Edwards.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/05/2009
UPC: 0883316174302
Original Release: 1963
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:28:00
Sales rank: 22,595

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jackie Gleason Sgt. Maxwell Slaughter
Steve McQueen Sgt Eustace Clay
Tuesday Weld Bobby Jo Pepperdine
Tony Bill Pfc. Jerry Meltzner
Tom Poston Lt. Magee
Ed Nelson MP Sgt. Priest
Lew Gallo MP Sgt. Lenahan
Paul Hartman Chief of Police
Chris Noel Frances McCoy
Lewis Charles Sgt. Tozzi
Rockne Tarkington 1st Sgt. William Booth
John Hubbard Battalion Major
Sam Flint Old Man
Adam West Capt. (inspecting)

Technical Credits
Blake Edwards Director,Screenwriter
Ralph Nelson Director
Jerry Alpert Costumes/Costume Designer
Phil Barber Art Director
Bud Bashaw Makeup
Carl Faulkner Sound/Sound Designer
Larry Hampton Special Effects
Lawrence A. Hampton Special Effects
Austen Jewell Asst. Director
Martin Jurow Producer
Philip H. Lathrop Cinematographer
Henry Mancini Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
James W. Payne Art Director,Set Decoration/Design
Maurice Richlin Screenwriter
Shirley Strahm Costumes/Costume Designer
Ralph Winters Editor

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