Yeah, but he couldnt act. Saw a few of his movies with my 9 year old son. Great movies but his acting is a little stiff.
The 'stiff' style was common amongst shows of the 40s and 50s, so he really fit in well with the genre of the time. Cooper and Cagney were also of the period and similarly stiff actors, but big names. Of course, Cooper and Cagney didn't serve in the military.