The Bugle Sounds

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.

The Bugle Sounds
Film poster
Directed byS. Sylvan Simon
Produced byJ. Walter Ruben
Screenplay byCyril Hume
Story byLawrence Kimble
Cyril Hume
StarringWallace Beery
Marjorie Main
Lewis Stone
George Bancroft
Henry O'Neill
Donna Reed
Chill Wills
Music byLennie Hayton
Daniele Amfitheatrof
CinematographyClyde De Vinna
Edited byBen Lewis
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]

Plot summary

In 1941, Colonel Lawton (Lewis Stone) of the 19th Cavalry Regiment has to convert his unit from horses to tanks. Sergeant Patrick Aloysius 'Hap' Doan (Wallace Beery) has a hard time with the adjustments.



Wallace Beery and Marjorie Main starred in the following seven films together:

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