The Fighting 69th (1940)

William Keighley directs James Cagney, Pat O’Brien and George Brent in this WWI drama where a regiment of New Yorker are slowly killed off by the selfishness of one bad apple.

Strange watching Cagney play an out-and-out rotter. His coward here is so unlikable and harmful that when his eventual moment of heroic redemption comes it feels thoroughly undeserved. Aside from that this is a solid oldie.

5

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