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








But, gentlemen, this is Mysang,

the heart of the Moro country,

the poison spot of the Philippines.

To take the army out of there

at this time is suicide.

I tell you, you mustn't let them do it.

You know what happened at Tagula.

Alipang's on the march,

he's taking village after village.

I tell you, we mustn't withdraw

the troops from Mysang.

Quite so, Colonel.

On the other hand, I mustn't quarrel

with the War Department.

They've ordered the army

out of Mysang at once.

And what happens to those

poor Philippine natives?

You train them to defend themselves.

Against Alipang?

I couldn't get them ready in 10 years.

And I'm afraid

Alipang won't wait that long.

He's got thousands

of Moro bandits in the jungle

just waiting

for the American Army to leave.

It'll be slaughter.

You'll have to stop him, Colonel Hatch.

With what? Raw native troops?

Yes, with native troops.

As long as our army's there

the Filipinos will depend on them.

Sooner or later,

they'll have to take care of themselves.

It's your job to prepare them.

We're making Mysang a sort of test.

If it works out there, it's bound

to work out in the rest of the islands.

Well, I can tell you now, as soon

as Alipang learns the troops have left,

he'll pounce on us.

In 48 hours, I'll be screaming for help.

There'll be no one listening, Colonel.

These are the men

who are going to help you.

This is Manning.

We picked him,

because he knows the Moro country.

This is Hartley.

The best drillmaster

and disciplinarian in the service.

This is Larson.

He never disobeyed an order in his life.

And this is McCool.

He never took an order in his life,

but he's the best one-man army

in the Philippines.

Who's that?

This? Oh, this is

Canavan, the doctor.

He's been ordered to Mysang

to keep the other four alive.

Your orders, Colonel.

- Thank you, sir.

- Good luck.

All right, men, fall in. Come on, Jake!

Hey, Jake!

Come on!

All right, men. Get in, get in.

Look alive, men.


We, who are about to die, salute you.

Now, Padre, I've tried to tell you...

We have been praying

since dawn for a miracle

that would stop the American troops

from leaving Mysang.

I'm afraid not even a miracle can change

the orders of the General Staff, Padre.

Now, I've been here for some time.

Let me tell you what'll happen here.

I have been here all my life.

I know what will happen here.

And soon. Soon.

Alipang is bringing together

all the Moro tribes on Mindanao.

As soon as the American troops are gone,

the Moros will come down from the hills.

They will kill all the men,

and carry away

all the women and children into slavery.

For you, it will be a report written in ink.

But for my people,

it will be a report written in blood.

Hard on your starboard,

hard on board, boys.

How many

American officers have been left?

A handful.

One by one, they must be destroyed

until they send the troops

into the jungle to seek revenge.

Who's in command of the post?

Colonel Hatch.

We begin with him.





Let me carry the bags!

- Let me carry the bags!

- Let me carry the bags!

- Let me carry the bags!

- Let me carry the bags!

- Let me carry the bags!


You haven't, by any chance, got leprosy?

What's the Indian sign

you've got on those other kids, anyway?

You're not a Filipino, are you?


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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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