This film presents a narrative set at West Point Military Academy in the late 1970’s. It shows a brief history of the school with a main focus on the school’s strict adherence to honesty and integrity. It shows cadets in the school with a specific point to one cadet who breaks the honor code. It was presented by the US Army (:20). The film opens with young men taking off for a track race (:35). Some of the racers are pointed to whom act dishonorably in their day to day life. One is pictured cheating for a test (1:28), another forges a resume (1:41) and another spins back the odometer on a car for sale while working as a car salesmen (2:29). The film’s narrator, Cliff Robertson is shown at (4:10). The film turn’s to West Point with cadets running through a combat training course (4:43), conducting target practice (5:07), learning foreign languages (5:28) and taking a computer class (5:34). After the cadets are seen conducting drills (5:53), a few of the cadets complain of the hard work and wonder if there is an easy way around (6:32). A few cadets speak to the experience of beginning schooling at West Point (8:10). West Point buildings are seen in the background as male and female cadets stand at attention (8:30). Some of the schools sport activities are viewed as students play lacrosse (9:02), box and compete in a wrestling match (9:16). A statue of George Washington on horse back follows (10:46). An empty chair is zoomed in on in the dining hall of the campus (11:29) and a file then appears with ‘Separated’ stamped onto it (11:36). A cadet whom had broken the honor code is interviewed (11:49). He speaks on his upbringing and how he was raised to play it safe (12:58), how he had lied on his application to get into the academy (13:07) and how he had been influenced by the outside word’s lack of ethics specifically noting car salesmen and their techniques (13:32). He is seen riding a train on his way to visit family during the school year (14:28) reading a paper with a headline of ‘Former Top Cop Guilty of Lying in Payoff Quiz’ (14:56). A dramatization of a corporation on trial for fixing prices follows (15:05). A friend of the first cadet is interviewed for ‘toleration’ as he was aware of what the former had done and did not report him (18:39). An aerial shot of an air field and landing strips (19:43) leads to a drunken pilot loading up to a plane (19:48). The stewardess reports him (19:53) and as a taxi cab driver witnesses a hit and run, he takes the guilty car’s license plate number down (20:00). An expanse of West Point’s campus is viewed from a hilltop (20:42). Black and white photos of the academy’s early beginning’s follow (21:36). Troops are seen on horseback (21:43). The old quarters which cadets resided in are shown with military jackets hanging in the closet (21:45). The Officer Corp of the Army of 1802 follows (21:50). A picture of Captain Alden Partridge (22:10) is shown as he had been the superintendent in 1815 whom pushed for honor as a necessary condition of the cadets and academy. Captain Sylvanus Thayer is pictured two years later as he became the superintendent (22:18) and sanctioned the idea that integrity governed cadet behavior. A montage is then shown of cadets in the academy’s early history (22:34). General Douglas MacArthur is seen in 1921 (22:59) when he became the superintendent. MacArthur officially recognized the honor committee (23:03) and formalized the honor system. The pursual of lying and cheating became an official part of the academy’s code in 1970 (23:20). Shots of the campus facilities and religious structures for various regions are shown (23:37) as well as footage from Army-Navy games (23:59). MacArthur is then pictured in later years awarding cadets medals (25:06). A statue of him follows (25:12). He had last visited the school in 1962 and a portion of his address from his visit is heard (25:22). Images of MacArthur on his return the Philippines in October of 1944 depict him wading to Leyte’s shore from an LCVP (25:31). The US flag is seen raised here shortly after (26:03). The Landing Craft PA33-4 is shown (26:54) as troops unload onto beaches. A portion of a letter written in 1920 by former Secretary of War, Newton Baker sent to the Chairmen of the House Committee on Military Affairs is read (29:08). The credit screen precludes the film’s conclusion (30:45) and it was an Aberdeen Proving Ground Production (31:01).