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The Southerners, an early commercial dramatic film made by the Edison Company. It was a three-reel movie adapted from the novel of the same name by Cyrus Townsend Brady. It was shot in the Charleston area in the spring of 1914 and was released nationally in May of that year. The plot was set in Mobile, Alabama, in 1861. Citadel cadets, dressed in Confederate gray, appeared in many scenes shot in and around Charleston. (Source: Whitney Miller, "The History of the Film Industry in South Carolina: The Early Years, 1902-1926," Proceedings of the South Carolina Historical Association, 1998, pp. 128-135)

The Strange One (1957), starring Ben Gazzara, George Peppard and Pat Hingle, was made from Calder Willingham's novel, End As a Man (1947). The story was supposedly inspired in part by the author's experiences as a Citadel cadet. 

The film The Lords of Discipline (1994) was based on Pat Conroy's novel of the same name. The movie was shot on location at Wellington College, Berkshire, England.

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