The Real Glory

The Real Glory

Henry Hathaway (1939)

PG Certificate


Our Score
One of producer Samuel Goldwyn's expensively impressive pre-war movies, made the same year as his Wuthering Heights, and generally overlooked in that cinematic annus mirabilis of 1939. Intended to be a Spanish-American War rerun of the previously successful Gary Cooper/Henry Hathaway collaboration The Lives of a Bengal Lancer, this Philippines-based saga stints on nothing: the action sequences are particularly well staged and suitably bloody. Only an actor of Cooper's integrity could bring off a character (Dr Bill Canavan) so utterly brilliant at problem-solving, and he does so with aplomb, whether combating cholera or bad guys, or riding down an overflowing river astride a log, hurling dynamite at rebels.


Soldiers of fortune help the US Army quell a terrorist uprising in the Philippines in the aftermath of the Spanish-American War. Adventure, starring Gary Cooper, David Niven and Broderick Crawford.

Cast & Crew

Actor Gary Cooper
Actor David Niven
Actor Broderick Crawford
Actor Reginald Owen
Director Henry Hathaway

Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: United Artists Corp. LtdAvailable on: video