The Real Glory

Synopsis: In 1906 the American army pulls out of Mindanao leaving a handful of officers to try and get the Philippines Constabulary into shape to protect the native population from ruthless invaders. By reputation and by their exploits the fearless zealots initially strike terror into the local militia but the doctor on the post starts to finds ways to combat this.
Genre: History, War
Director(s): Henry Hathaway
Production: United Artists
96 min

A Moro?

Oh, so that's it.

What's your name?


All right, Mike,

you can take my bags

up to the headquarters.

You bet your life.


Look. It's Bill.

The doc.

Company, dismissed!


Bill, you old sawbones, how are you?

How are you?

Hiya, Doc, welcome to Mysang.

How are you, Swede?

You still boiling your water?

Did you bring any beer with you?

How's "Vinegar" Steffens, huh?

Oh, they call the old colonel

"Honey Boy" Steffens now.

- I took out a gallstone out of him.

- You did?

Yeah. Oh, here.

Present for you.

Oh, how did you know?

All my life, I've wanted a gallstone.

Still collecting orchids, Swede?

- Sure.

- Here.

Orchidacea dendrobium.

Hey, I've been looking

for one of these all my life.

Ain't that a beauty?

Colonel Hatch,

this is that Datu I told you about,

the friendly Moro chieftain.

- He's been very helpful.

- How do you do?

Sit down.

Colonel, the Datu agrees

that there'll always be trouble

as long as Alipang's around.

There will never be peace

until you go into the jungle

and destroy him.

We're not going into the jungle

or any other place.

We're here to preserve peace

and train the native troops.

Say, what kind of a place is this?

What have you got around here?

Oh, everything.

Malaria, small pox, typhoid...

Poker, pinochle, blackjack.

...lice, mice, alligators, crocodiles,

red ants, white ants, and now rats.

The Smith brothers.

They're collaborating with me

on some work I'm doing on beriberi.

The Koran says that rats

are creatures of ill omen.

Well, Captain, it's in our laps now.

From now on, the little brothers

will have to stand on their own feet.

If they can.

If they can.






You'd better go in, Padre.

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Jo Swerling

Jo Swerling (April 8, 1897 – October 23, 1964) was an American theatre writer, lyricist and screenwriter. more…

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