The West Point Story

Synopsis: Broadway director Bix Bixby, down on his luck (thanks to gambling), is reluctantly persuaded to go to West Point military academy (with Eve, his gorgeous assistant and on-and-off love) to help the students put on a show. Ulterior motive: to recruit student star Tom Fletcher for Harry Eberhart's new production (Eberhart just happens to be Tom's uncle). Then, Bixby finds that he himself must live as a cadet. Of course, sundered hearts come into the story also...
Genre: Comedy, Music
Director(s): Roy Del Ruth
Production: Warner Home Video
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination.
107 min

Don't you talk to me about West Point.

That is the greatest collection...

...of big-headed, salute-happy,

station-house characters in any man's army.

I took it for four years from those muzzlers

from Camp Dix to the Rhine.

And all the way, nothing but trouble.

And how do they get that way?

They have a special factory up there

for putting square heads into brass hats.

West Point?

But, Bix, I'm asking this

as a personal favor.

Why should I do you any favors?

Bix, I've got a nephew up there,

Tom Fletcher.

The kid's written the music

and he's putting on the show.

He's my only sister's boy.

The kid's dad died when he was 3.

There isn't anything in this world

I wouldn't do for that boy.

As a friend, go on up there

and whip that show into shape.

Now, suppose... tell me the real story.

All right.

I've got a big musical for the fall.

Can I put it on?

Not without a leading man.

And where am I gonna find

a good-looking guy that can sing?

Don't tell me, don't tell me.

- West Point.

- Exactly.

My own nephew, Tom.

Oh, a tremendous voice.

Believe me, and the chump

wants to be an Army officer.

Now, what kind of a career is that?

I tell you, I've tried every angle

to get that kid out of there.

Now, come on, Bix, go on up there.

Give them that stuff.

Let that kid get a taste of applause.

Get under his skin.

You can make him listen.

He'll make us a fortune.

- Who'll wind up with it?

- We will.

Harry, you got your start

robbing a blind man.

Six years, you sat on

the broad end of your back...

...collected the dough, took the bows

for hits that I made for you.

You fired me and had me blackballed

with every producer in town.

And now, when you need me...

Now, wait just a minute, Bix.

Just one minute.

- What did you do to me?

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John Monks Jr.

John Cherry Monks Jr. (February 24, 1910 – December 10, 2004) was an author, actor, playwright, screenwriter, director, and a U.S. Marine. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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