The Sergeant1968

Synopsis:

THE SERGEANT is the story of the dark inner struggle of Master Sergeant Albert Callan to overcome the overwhelming attraction he feels for one of his charges. In the staid and stifling environment of a post-World War II army post in France, Callan's deeply repressed attraction to other men surfaces when he encounters handsome Private Swanson. Maintaining the rugged "man's man" image of a war hero, Callan barks orders to his underlings. Later, lonely in his solitude, he recalls the frightening experiences of war and the events that led to this crossroads. Filled with self-loathing and unable to act on the natural attraction he feels for Swanson, Callan's affection festers into antagonism. He pushes Swanson constantly with verbal assaults and undeserved punishments.

Directed by:John Flynn
Written by:Dennis Murphy
Runtime:108 minutes
Tagline:Just one weakness.... Just one.
Cast:
Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
MSgt. Albert Callan 
John Phillip Law
John Phillip Law
Pfc. Tom Swanson 
Frank Latimore
Frank Latimore
Capt. Loring 
Elliott Sullivan
Elliott Sullivan
Pop Henneken 
Ronald Rubin
Ronald Rubin
Cpl. Cowley