|Ten Gentlemen from West Point|
|Directed by||Henry Hathaway|
|Written by|| Richard Maibaum (screenplay)|
George Seaton (additional dialogue)
|Story by||Malvin Wald|
|Produced by||William Perlberg|
|Starring|| George Montgomery |
|Edited by||James B. Clark|
|Music by||Alfred Newman|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
|June 26, 1942|
|Box office||$1 million (US rentals) |
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In the early 19th century, West Point Military Academy opens despite some doubting its worth - including the officer in charge, Sam Carter. A number of men enlist in the first class, including rich Howard Shelton and Kentucky backwoodsman Joe Dawson. The men are initially antagonistic towards each other, especially when Joe falls for Howard's fiance, Carolyn Brainbridge.
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The costumes were designed by Dolly Tree.
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