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Fighting 69th (1940) was a Biographical - Adventure Film directed by William Keighley and produced by Hal B. Wallis and Louis F. Edelman.

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1001 Classic Movies: The Fighting 69th

By Amanda Garrett on Jun 9, 2017 From Old Hollywood Films

The Fighting 69th (1940) is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. This World War I drama stars Pat O'Brien (left) as a Catholic priest who mentors doughboy James Cagney. Each Friday, I'm going to recommend a classic movie you should see (for the reasons behind the 1001 series and reviews... Read full article

The Fighting 69th (1940)

By Beatrice on May 14, 2014 From Flickers in Time

The Fighting 69th Directed by William Keighley Written by Norman Reilly Raine, Fred Niblo Jr., and Dean Riesner 1940/USA Warner Bros. First viewing/Netflix rental Sergeant ‘Big Mike’ Wynn: Well, that makes it unanimous. This movie, with its strong religious sentiment and patriotism, must... Read full article

The Fighting 69th

By RBuccicone on Dec 16, 2011 From MacGuffin Movies

The Fighting 69th (1940) ???? One of the reasons I started blogging about the classic movies I am constantly watching is because I tend to forget what I have seen. Often movie titles reveal little about a movie’s actual plot and many of the scenarios blend together to the point that I found my... Read full article

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Father Duffy: When did an Irishman need a prayer in a fight?

Father Duffy: [praying] Almighty God, in Thine infinite mercy grant me, thy servant, the wisdom to guide my young flock through the trials of war. Oh, Father, they're so young. So young and they know so little of life and nothing at all of that terrible and bloody altar towards which they move, carrying so eagerly the bright sacrifice of their youth. Their need will be great, O Lord, and I am weak. Therefore, I beseech thee through Thy Son, Christ, our Lord, grant me the strength to keep them steadfast in the faith, in decency and courage to the glory of God, their country, and their regiment in the bad times to come. And if in battle you see fit to gather them to your protecting arms, thy will be done, but let them die like men, valiant and unafraid.

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Facts about

Warner Bros. built on Providencia Ranch, California, an exact duplicate of Camp Miles, a training camp in Long Island, New York.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60-minute radio adaptation of the movie onApril 6, 1942, with Pat O'Brien reprising his film role.
Finnish censorship certificate # 31757 delivered on 27-4-1950.
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