The West Point Story (1956): S01E02 – The Operator and the Martinet


The West Point Story, also known simply as West Point, is a dramatic anthology television series shown in the United States by CBS during the 1956-1957 season and by ABC during the 1957-1958 season.


Also known as The Operator.

Second Classman Hammeroff is an “operator” in the classic “Mole” tradition. A rough and tumble product of a big city, he is good West Point material, except that he goes over-board in attempting to beat the Army system. His roommate, Second Classman Towne, is almost a direct opposite. A product of an old back bay Boston family, he has taken Army regulations to heart, and is in danger of becoming a book man…. a martinet. This basic difference between the two men has set up a rivalry in which both cadets are endangering their careers by going to extremes, each one trying to prove his way to the Army way. A situation is resolved by the Tactical Officer, Major Neilson, who turns this rivalry into constructive channels and arranges for the good qualities of each cadet to rub off each other.

The West Point Story Series

You can find a full index and overview of The West Point Story here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 12 October 1956.
  • Running Time: 30 minutes (per episode).
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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