The Glory Guys is a 1965 American film based on the novel The Dice of God by Hoffman Birney. Filmed by Levy-Gardner-Laven and released by United Artists, it stars Tom Tryon, Harve Presnell, Senta Berger, James Caan, and Michael Anderson, Jr. The film’s screenplay was written by Sam Peckinpah long before the 1965 film was made. The director was Arnold Laven. Riz Ortolani composed the score and the title song.
Though a fictionalised Western based on George Armstrong Custer’s 7th Cavalry Regiment at the Battle of the Little Big Horn, the film is almost a generic war story covering the enlistment, training, and operational deployment of a group of recruits that could take place in any time period. The main plot follows two cavalry soldiers working under the command of a tough General and who fight Plains Indians and fall for the same woman.
Production & Filming Details
- Director: Arnold Laven.
- Writer: Sam Peckinpah.
- Music: Rx Ortolani.
- Cinematography: James Wong Howe.
- Editor: Tom Rolf.
- Distributor: United Artists and Levy-Gardner-Laven.
- Release Date: 07 July 1965 (US).
- Running Time: 92 Minutes.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.