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Title:
The fighting 69th
ISBN:
9781419848308

9781419848322
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Turner Entertainment Co. : Warner Bros. Entertainment : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2007]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
DVD format.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1940.

Some copies issued in a boxed set entitled: James Cagney, the signature collection.

Special features: Warner night at the movies 1940, which includes "Brother Orchid" theatrical trailer, newsreel, "London can take it!" and "Young America flies" shorts; classic cartoons "The fighting 69 1/2th" and "Pilgrim Porky," and "The fighting 69th" theatrical trailer; audio-only April 6, 1942 broadcast of a radio adaption of the film, starring Pat O'Brien, Robert Preston and Ralph Bellamy.
Abstract:
"The Fighting 69th" is a World War I regiment consisting mostly of New York-Irish soldiers. Jerry Plunkett is the cockiest member of a cocky crew. Jerry is a scrappy fellow who looks out only for himself. The officers and enlisted of the regiment do their best to instill discipline in Plunkett, and the chaplain, Father Duffy, tries to make Plunkett see the greater good. None of them seem to succeed. In the trenches, Plunkett acts selfishly and cowardly, eventually costing the lives of many of his fellow soldiers. A final act of cowardice leads to terrible consequences, but Plunkett sees in them a chance to redeem himself.
Reading Level:
Not rated by MPAA.

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Digital Video Disc (DVD) 791.43 Fighting (1940)
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