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The Bugle Sounds

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The Bugle Sounds
Film poster
Directed byS. Sylvan Simon
Screenplay byCyril Hume
Story byLawrence Kimble
Cyril Hume
Produced byJ. Walter Ruben
StarringWallace Beery
Marjorie Main
Lewis Stone
George Bancroft
Henry O'Neill
Donna Reed
Chill Wills
CinematographyClyde De Vinna
Edited byBen Lewis
Music byLennie Hayton
Daniele Amfitheatrof
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • January 13, 1942 (1942-01-13)
Running time
102 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$1.2 million (US rentals)[1]

The Bugle Sounds is a 1942 World War II movie starring Wallace Beery as a cavalry sergeant resistant to replacing horses with tanks. The supporting cast includes Marjorie Main, Lewis Stone, George Bancroft, Donna Reed, and Chill Wills, and the film was directed by S. Sylvan Simon.

Plot summary

In 1941, Colonel Lawton of the 19th Cavalry Regiment has to convert his unit from horses to light tanks. First Sergeant Patrick Aloysius 'Hap' Doan who has nearly 30 years in the US Cavalry with service in the Mexican Border Campaign and World War I has a hard time with the adjustments. The regiment is also to take in its first draftees. In the meantime saboteurs are attempting to destroy the tanks.


See also

The other six Wallace Beery and Marjorie Main films:


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