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The Fighting 69th

A braggart soldier learns the true meaning of heroism when he joins World War I's all-Irish unit.
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Format:  DVD-R
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DVD-R Details

  • ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 1.37:1
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: December 9, 2014
  • Originally Released: 1940
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)

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User Ratings: 466
Rating: 5/5 -- Among best of Cagney-O'Brien Warner team-ups, this one set in WWI.
Video-Reviewmaster.com
Mar 22, 2008
For a while The Fighting 69th makes a noise like a good picture, but after a time its woeful inadequacies are visible to the naked eye -- and the blasted ear. Full Review
California Eagle
Oct 22, 2019
Rating: 6/10 -- The Fighting 69th...may become a gushy tearjerker by its end, but you can't argue that its heart isn't in the right place. Full Review
Movie Metropolis
Apr 22, 2007
Rating: 3/5 -- In one of his few war films, Cagney displays his "specialty" of explosive energy, as a despicable Irishman, who initially sneers at the regiment's traditions but then learns the hard way the mistakes of his cowardice and irresponsibility. Full Review
EmanuelLevy.Com
Jul 15, 2006
Rating: C -- A sentimental recruiting poster account of the famed First World War New York National Guard division of mostly Irish-Americans. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Dec 16, 2005

Description by OLDIES.com:

Cocky, streetwise tough Jerry Plunkett (James Cagney) arrives in the 69th with an attitude that he can defeat the enemy single-handedly and an unwillingness to follow orders. But in his first firefight, Plunkett's cowardice costs the lives of many of his fellow soldiers. Now, Plunkett must find the courage to redeem himself and his unit -- even if it comes at the cost of his life.

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Warner Archive Collection

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  • Sales Rank: 8,118
  • UPC: 888574105556
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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