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David wonders:
"A friend and I were discussing the strereotypical, loud mouthed drill
sargeant--the prototype would have to be Louis Gossett, Jr. in AN OFFICER
AND A GENTLEMAN.
 
Would ya'll be willing to list other examples of this character on the screen?"
 
 
Almost any film depicting military training might do--consider some war films
(and cartoons!) from World War II especially.  You might check on the Gary
Cooper sequence from IF I HAD A MILLION, among other pre-war films.  For a later
film, see THE D.I. with Jack Webb and it's obverse: THE SERGEANT, with Rod
Steiger.
 
Don Larsson, Mankato State U (MN)
 
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