Cinema: The New Pictures, Feb. 21, 1955

The Long Gray Line (Columbia) is the spirit of West Point as seen through the smiling Irish eyes of Technical Sergeant Marty Maher, for 50 years an Academy athletic trainer. It's a darlin' tribute to Martin Maher (who actually retired nine years ago at 70) and to the Point—although, by the end of the 2¼-hour picture, the viewer may feel he has been in for the full four-year treatment.

As played by Tyrone Power, Marty is a fresh greenhorn from Ireland who conies to the Point as a messboy and in time joins the Army,...

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