Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Long Gray Line

Over Spring Break I took my son to Philadelphia, and on the third day of that trip we made a day trip to West Point (posts here, here, and here). 

Periodically we sit down and watch tv or a movie together, and I thought that now that he's seen the place in person, it's time--so over the course of tonight and tomorrow night we'll watch The Long Gray Line, a John Ford classic from 1955. 

We stopped at an hour and a half into it, and he's still interested in the story.  Being on his JROTC program's color guard and saber guard teams, he was especially attentive to the parade shots (which were, admittedly, most impressive).

I enjoy these times.


Steve USMA '85 said...

Awesome movie. Awesome portrayal of Marty Maher by Tyrone Power. And Maureen O'Hara wasn't bad to look at either.

Steve USMA '85 said...

So how did your son like the second part?

Darren said...

Very much, just like the first part.