The Private War of Major Benson

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The Private War of Major Benson ★★½ 1955

Tough Army officer Major Bernard Benson (Heston) has his work cut out for him when he's ordered to take over an ROTC program at a military academy. First he finds out the school's run by nuns and then he treats his young cadets as he would adult troops, which naturally makes him very unpopular. But he manages to unbend enough to try for a romance with the school's doctor (Adams). And of course the kids teach him how to become a human being. Remade in 1995 as “Major Payne.” 104m/C VHS . Charlton Heston, Julie Adams, Milburn Stone, Nana Bryant, William Demarest, Tim Considine, Sal Mineo; D: Jerry Hopper; W: William Roberts, Richard Alan Simmons; C: Harold Lipstein.

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