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Strange One (The)

USA, English, 100 mins

  • Director: Jack Garfein
  • Writer: Calder Willingham
  • Producer: Sam Spiegel

CGiii Comment

The melodramatic acting is shambolic.

The actors all look like the oldest college students ever to have enrolled in a college.

It is a very strange one indeed...not in a good way.

Only for the desperately curious.


The(ir) Blurb...

Jocko De Paris, cadet leader in a Southern military academy, so manipulates events that George Avery, Jr., son of the school's executive officer, is found drunk and expelled. Through various pressures, Jocko silences such involuntary accomplices as his roommate Harold Koble, football star Roger Gatt and freshmen Robert Marquales and Maynard Simmons, a girl-fearing cadet whom Jocko terrorizes into dating Rosebud, a town girl.

Cast & Characters

Ben Gazzara as Cadet Sgt. Jocko DeParis;
Pat Hingle as Cadet Harold 'Harry' Koble;
Peter Mark Richman as Cadet Col. Laurie Lorger;
Arthur Storch as Cadet Simmons;
Paul E. Richards as Cadet Perrin 'Cockroach' McKee;
Larry Gates as Maj. George Avery Sr.;
Clifton James as Col. M.N. Ramsey;
Geoffrey Horne as Cadet George Avery Jr.;
James Olson as Cadet Roger Gatt;
Julie Wilson as Peonie;
George Peppard as Cadet Robert Marquales

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