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What Price Glory (1926)

 -  Comedy | Drama | War  -  23 November 1926 (USA)
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U.S. Marine sergeants Quirt and Flagg are inveterate romantic rivals on peacetime assignments in China and the Philippines. In 1917, W.W. I brings them to France, where Flagg, now a captain... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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1st Sgt. Harry Quirt
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William V. Mong ...
Cognac Pete
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Shanghai Mabel
Elena Jurado ...
Carmen
Leslie Fenton ...
Lt. Moore
Barry Norton ...
Pvt. Kenneth 'Mother's Boy' Lewisohn
Sammy Cohen ...
Pvt. Lipinsky
Ted McNamara ...
Pvt. Kiper
August Tollaire ...
French Mayor
Mathilde Comont ...
Camille
Patrick Rooney ...
Mulcahy (as Pat Rooney)
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Lily Tietelbaum
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U.S. Marine sergeants Quirt and Flagg are inveterate romantic rivals on peacetime assignments in China and the Philippines. In 1917, W.W. I brings them to France, where Flagg, now a captain, takes up with flirtatious Charmaine, inn-keeper's daughter. Of course, Quirt has to arrive and spoil his fun. But the harsh realities of war and the threat of a shotgun marriage give the two men a common cause... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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23 November 1926 (USA)  »

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El precio de la gloria  »

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$360,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$700,000 (USA)
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In The Men Who Made the Movies: Raoul Walsh (1973), director Raoul Walsh said that several homes near the filming location for the battle were damaged and that Fox Films paid around $70,000 dollars in damages to the owners of said homes. See more »

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Music by Erno Rapee
Lyrics by Lew Pollack
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Wine, Woman and World War I
10 December 2011 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Marine buddies Edmund Lowe (as Sergeant Quirt) and Victor McLaglen (as Captain Flagg) carouse through World War I, and eventually become rivals for the affections of sexy Dolores del Rio (as Charmaine de la Cognac). This successful stage comedy-drama became one of the biggest late-term "silent" hits, also making it to several top five lists and winning a "Best Picture" honor from Quigley Publications. The comedy hits a high note when Mr. McLaglen tells new recruits three things not tolerated are, "Running wild with these French dames, getting drunk, and fighting among yourselves." McLaglen's adept at all three, of course...

Moments later, he dramatically notes, "There's something rotten about a world that's got to be wet down every thirty years with the blood of boys like those..."

Director Raoul Walsh throws the film slightly off pace by increasing the comedy quotient, though he certainly must be admired for his celebration of the female "derriere" and the ability to get animals in camera range. The wild motor-scooter ride seems too slapstick. Like their characters in the original play, the co-stars used some mild vulgarities; at the time, lip readers were shocked. Of the principles, McLaglen received the best notices. Among the supporting actors, "mother's boy" Barry Norton (as Kenneth Lewisohn) was most singled out for praise; you should have no trouble determining why. Production values are excellent.

******* What Price Glory (11/23/26) Raoul Walsh ~ Victor McLaglen, Edmund Lowe, Dolores del Rio, Barry Norton


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