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What Price Glory (1952)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Musical  |  16 March 1953 (Sweden)
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In 1918 France, Captain Flagg commands a disreputable company of Marines; his new top sergeant is his old friendly enemy, Quirt. The two men become rivals for the favors of fair innkeeper's... See full summary »

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Cpl. Kiper
Craig Hill ...
Lt. Aldrich
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Pvt. Lewisohn
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Nicole Bouchard
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Lt. Moore (as Casey Adams)
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Gen. Cokely
Wally Vernon ...
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Henri Letondal ...
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In 1918 France, Captain Flagg commands a disreputable company of Marines; his new top sergeant is his old friendly enemy, Quirt. The two men become rivals for the favors of fair innkeeper's daughter Charmaine, but the rivalry goes into reverse when Charmaine proves to be angling for a husband. When the company is ordered to the front, this comedy interlude gives way to the grim realities of war. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Deux durs à cuire  »

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Barry Norton played the priest in the 1952 version and Lewistohn in the 1926 version. See more »

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When Flagg and Quirt crawl through the lines in search of prisoners, Flagg picks up a German helmet and places it on his head. In the next sequence he is bare headed but he wears it in the farm house. See more »

Quotes

Pvt. Lewisohn: You speak English very well.
Nicole Bouchard: Sister Cecile does not permit that we speak French in English class.
Pvt. Lewisohn: Well, I can tell you how glad I am that you've Sister Cecile for a teacher.
Nicole Bouchard: Thank you, also my father does not permit that I speak to American soldier... in any language.
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Referenced in Past Perfumance (1955) See more »

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Columbia, Gem of the Ocean
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aka "The Red, White and Blue"
Music by David T. Shaw
Played in the tavern
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What a waste of time and talent! And my time for watching.
7 July 2013 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

I came across this quite by accident last night. I was flipping channels and came across TUrner Classic Movies and this movie was being introduced. It has to be good if James Cagney is in it. Dan Dailey too? Great, two fine talents. John Ford directing? This movie has got to be great.

I watched for about 40-45 minutes. I won't get those minutes back. What I saw was an rather silly competition over a somewhat attractive barmaid. No heat. No charisma by any of the participants. I caught the misnaming of many things like companies, calling marines "soldiers". I just was surprised with talent in this movie that something smart didn't come out of it.

I was so ticked off I just turned off the TV. My watching of this "movie" was over in 45 minutes. I have no idea if in minute 46 on to the end they included something brilliant or not. I had to save myself. I was shocked at how worthless this movie was.

Now, I know why this was the very first time is was going to be shown on TCM! My advice: run as far as possible away from this "movie".


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