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The Big Parade (1925)

 -  Drama | Romance | War  -  1926 (Austria)
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The idle son of a rich businessman joins the army when the U.S.A. enters World War One. He is sent to France, where he becomes friends with two working-class soldiers. He also falls in love... See full summary »

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Storyline

The idle son of a rich businessman joins the army when the U.S.A. enters World War One. He is sent to France, where he becomes friends with two working-class soldiers. He also falls in love with a Frenchwoman, but has to leave her to move to the frontline. Written by Philip Apps <apps@math.wisc.edu>

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Laurence Stallings' great motion picture story following his stage success with "What Price Glory" See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

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Release Date:

1926 (Austria)  »

Also Known As:

Die Parade des Todes  »

Box Office

Budget:

$245,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| | (1988 TCM print) | (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

| (music and sound effects) (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

(with tinted sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Officially, MGM stated that studio electrician Carl Barlow had died during production when he slipped and fell off a platform. However, what actually happened was that a shelf collapsed above him and he was crushed to death by lighting equipment. See more »

Goofs

Early in the movie, we see James Apperson announce that he has enlisted. His father, who had been sternly lecturing him moments before, comes up and congratulates him. Suddenly, the father now has a lit cigar in his mouth, with a long ash, indicating he's been smoking it for at least a while. But all the time prior, we saw no sign that the father had a lit cigar anywhere on him or near him. See more »

Quotes

James Apperson: Waiting! Orders! Mud! Blood! Stinking stiffs! What the hell do we get out of this war anyway!
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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer gratefully acknowledges the splendid co-operation of the Second Division, United States Army and Air Service Units, Kelly Field. See more »

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Dissapointing
25 August 2003 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I didn't really see how great this movie was. I love silent film, and

I'm pretty familiar with King Vidor's work (The Crowd is one of my

favorite movies) so understandably, I was looking forward very

much to see this. When I finally did, though, I just wasn't

impressed. John Gilbert and Rene Adore both gave very good

performances, but the story didn't make my care about either of

them, or any of the other characters, that much. Set in 1917 but

filmed in 1925, neither Vidor nor anybody else in connection with

the project seems to have made any effort to reconstruct the period

it is set in. Everything, the clothes and the cars, are current with

the year it was made in. Granted, this happens a lot in movies, but

a film like Wings made up for these sorts of anachronisms. That's

not my biggest complaint, but I think I'm justified in saying that. All

in all, it was a decent effort, but could have been better.


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