Soldier in the Rain (1963)

96 min.
Plot  Sergeant Eustis Clay (McQueen) is a peacetime soldier who can't wait to finish his service and move on to bigger, better things. He is a personal favorite of Master Sergeant Maxwell Slaughter (Gleason), a military lifer who is considerably brighter than Eustis but enjoys his company and loyalty.

Eustis is involved in a number of schemes and scams, including one in which he will sell tickets to see an equally dim private named Meltzer (Tony Bill) run a three-minute mile. He inconveniences Slaughter more than once, including a traffic mishap that requires him being bailed out of jail.

Determined to tempt Slaughter with the joys of civilian life before his hitch is up, Eustis fixes him up on a date with the much-younger, not too bright Bobbi Jo Pepperdine (Weld). At first Slaughter is offended but gradually he sees another side of Bobbi Jo, including a mutual fondness for crossword puzzles. Eustis and Slaughter golf together and begin to enjoy the good life.




Jackie Gleason
MSgt. Maxwell Slaughter
Steve McQueen
Sgt. Eustis Clay
Tuesday Weld
Bobbi Jo Pepperdine
Tony Bill
Pfc. Jerry Meltzer
Ed Nelson
Sgt. Priest


All Titles

Soldier in the Rain
English Original Title

Release Dates


United States




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