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His First Command

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His First Command
Directed byGregory La Cava
Written byJack Jungmeyer
James Gleason
Gregory La Cava
Produced byRalph Block
StarringWilliam Boyd
Dorothy Sebastian
Gavin Gordon
CinematographyJohn J. Mescall
Arthur C. Miller
Edited byDoane Harrison
Pathé Exchange
Distributed byPathé Exchange
Release date
December 28, 1929
Running time
65 minutes
CountryUnited States

His First Command is a 1929 American comedy action film directed by Gregory La Cava and starring William Boyd, Dorothy Sebastian and Gavin Gordon.[1] Location shooting took place at Fort Riley in Kansas.


A playboy falls in love with the daughter of the commandant of an American post. He enlists in order to be close to her, but soon finds that his manners irritate the other soldiers.



  1. ^ Munden p.352


  • Munden, Kenneth White. The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States, Part 1. University of California Press, 1997.
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