Alan Ladd (Capt. Rockwell 'Rocky' Gilman)Donna Reed (Ann Daniels)George Macready (Maj. Gen. Bond)George Coulouris (Lew Proctor)Harold Vermilyea (Raymond Denmore, Sr.)Henry Travers (Pop Dewing)Tom Neal (Capt. Henry Jason Daniels)Conrad Janis (Raymond Denmore, Jr.)Dick Hogan (Cadet Sgt. Eddie Loughlin)Paul Lees (Cadet Miller)Audie Murphy (Cadet Thomas)Geraldine Wall (Mrs. Daniels)Luis Van Rooten (Dr. White)Charles Evans (Mr. Julian)Margaret Field (Cora)Sean McClory (Barney)Steve Pendleton (Gen. Prescott)Vincent Donahue (John Craig)
Thinking he may have caused the death of his commanding officer Captain Daniels in Tunisia, Rocky visits Daniels' widow. She falls for him, he falls for her, she encourages him to go to West Point. While there he faces serious disciplinary review for having forced a plebe into resigning. He may even be court-martialled.