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What Price Glory (1952)

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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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Corinne Calvet ...
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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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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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marines | nun | honor | poker | medic | See more »

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The Glory Story of Them All! See more »


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16 March 1953 (Sweden)  »

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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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Captain Flagg's command was referred to M Company, 5th Marines. In WWI Marine Companies were numbered. Prior to WWI they served independently with battalions and above were ad hoc organizations. 5th Marines should 5th Regiment. The change from Regiment to Marines wouldn't come until the 30s. 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 The League of Gentlemen (1960) See more »

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The Marine Hymn
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Music by Jacques Offenbach from "Genviève de Brabant"
Played as the soldiers march at the beginning
Also played during the opening credits
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dopey Cagney and Dailey flick
16 July 2005 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Oh how I hated this movie! Instead of learning anything about WW1, it was very silly and superficial. This movie took WW1 and re-created it so it looks more like a combination of the war AND a Popeye cartoon! The paper thin and stooopid plot is really annoying at times, as the characters alternate between fighting in the war and getting drunk and beating each other up for laughs. Wow--that sound like a lot of fun! All that were missing were Olive Oyl and spinach! Frankly, this made the entire movie look like it was written by a couple of 8th graders who really had no idea what the first world war was.

Both actors deserved more and USUALLY John Ford was able to deftly blend action with light comedy--but not this time.


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