> A friend and I were discussing the strereotypical, loud mouthed drill
> sargeant--the prototype would have to be Louis Gossett, Jr. in AN OFFICER
> Would ya'll be willing to list other examples of this character on the screen?
I believe this tradition started back in 192? w/ Lon Chaney in Tell
it to the Marines.  Chaney, a Marine in real life, boosted his
popularity greatly w/ this movie--partly because his portrayal so captivated
WWI ex-servicemen.
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