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The Fighting 69th
Directed by:
William Keighley

Directed by William Keighley, "The Fighting 69th" (also known as "Fucilieri delle Argonne, I") is a Biography/Drama/War film, released on January 26 of 1940 in the USA , starring James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, George Brent, Jeffrey Lynn, Alan Hale and Frank McHugh.

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Who is the director of "The Fighting 69th":

The Fighting 69th was directed by William Keighley, an American director, actor, and writer.

Before making The Fighting 69th, William Keighley had directed Each Dawn I Die, released in 1939, Yes, My Darling Daughter (1939), Secrets of an Actress (1938), The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), The Green Pastures (1936), and Bullets or Ballots (1936). Since, he directed Torrid Zone, released in 1940, No Time for Comedy (1940), The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941), The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942), George Washington Slept Here (1942), and Target for Today (1944).

When was "The Fighting 69th" released:

The Fighting 69th was initally released in the United States on Friday, January 26, 1940. Another film released on Friday, January 26, 1940 is Green Hell (dir. James Whale). This was seventy-nine (79) years ago.

What is the casting of "The Fighting 69th":

At the casting of The Fighting 69th we find James Cagney, previously seen in The Roaring Twenties (1939) and Each Dawn I Die (1939); Pat O'Brien (Angels with Dirty Faces (1938), Boy Meets Girl (1938)); George Brent (The Rains Came (1939), The Old Maid (1939)) [ more... ]

  • Alan Hale, Frank McHugh, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, John Litel, Tom Dugan and Frank Wilcox also worked together in Virginia City, released in 1940.
  • Frank Wilcox and Alan Hale, William Lundigan, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Henry O'Neill, John Litel also appeared together in Santa Fe Trail, released in 1940.
  • Frank Wilcox and James Cagney, Alan Hale, Dennis Morgan, Tom Dugan also worked together in Captains of the Clouds, released in 1942.
  • Tom Dugan and Jeffrey Lynn, Frank McHugh, Dick Foran can all be seen in Daughters Courageous, released in 1939.
  • William Lundigan, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Henry O'Neill and Tom Dugan have all also be seen in The Bugle Sounds, released in 1942.
  • Jeffrey Lynn, Frank McHugh, Dick Foran and Tom Dugan also worked together in Four Daughters, released in 1938.
  • James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Frank McHugh and Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams can also be seen in Here Comes the Navy, released in 1934.
  • James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Frank McHugh and Dick Foran also appeared in Boy Meets Girl, released in 1938.
  • Alan Hale, Henry O'Neill, John Litel and Frank Wilcox also appeared in They Drive by Night, released in 1940.
  • James Cagney, Jeffrey Lynn, Frank McHugh and Frank Wilcox can also be seen in The Roaring Twenties, released in 1939.
  • Jeffrey Lynn, Frank McHugh, Dick Foran and Henry O'Neill also appeared in Four Wives, released in 1939.
  • Pat O'Brien, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Henry O'Neill and John Litel also appeared in Castle on the Hudson, released in 1940.
  • John Litel and George Brent, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Henry O'Neill also worked together in Land of Liberty, released in 1939.
  • George Brent, Frank McHugh, Henry O'Neill and John Litel also appeared in Wings of the Navy, released in 1939.
  • George Brent, Henry O'Neill and John Litel also worked together in Jezebel, released in 1938.
  • John Litel and Alan Hale, Frank McHugh also appeared together in Dust Be My Destiny, released in 1939.
  • Henry O'Neill and Pat O'Brien, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams have all also be seen in Flirtation Walk, released in 1934.
  • James Cagney, Pat O'Brien and Frank McHugh also appeared in Devil Dogs of the Air, released in 1935.
  • Frank Wilcox and Alan Hale, Tom Dugan can be seen in 'Smiling Ghost, The', released in 1941.
  • John Litel and Pat O'Brien, Henry O'Neill also worked together in Knute Rockne All American, released in 1940.
  • John Litel and George Brent, Henry O'Neill also appeared together in Gold Is Where You Find It, released in 1938.
  • Alan Hale, William Lundigan and Frank Wilcox also appeared in The Sea Hawk, released in 1940.
  • Dick Foran and Pat O'Brien, Jeffrey Lynn also appeared together in Cowboy from Brooklyn, released in 1938.
  • Henry O'Neill and George Brent, Dick Foran have all also be seen in The Golden Arrow, released in 1936.
  • Frank Wilcox and James Cagney, John Litel also appeared in Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye, released in 1950.
  • James Cagney, Frank McHugh and Frank Wilcox also worked together in City for Conquest, released in 1940.
  • Frank Wilcox and Henry O'Neill, John Litel also appeared together in The Beginning or the End, released in 1947.
  • Tom Dugan and Frank McHugh, Henry O'Neill also worked together in The Hoodlum Saint, released in 1946.

What is the Storyline of "The Fighting 69th":

The plot centers on misfit Jerry Plunkett, played by James Cagney, and his inability to fit into the unit due to a mixture of bravado and cowardice. Pat O'Brien plays Father Francis P. Duffy, a military chaplain who attempts to reform Plunkett. "Wild Bill" Donovan, played by George Brent, is the first battalion commander, who ultimately orders Plunkett to be court-martialed. One of the characters portrayed in this film is Sgt Joyce Kilmer, the poet. Alan Hale, Sr. plays Sgt. Wynn, who loses both his [...]

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