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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Complete credited cast:
Corinne Calvet ...
Cpl. Kiper
Craig Hill ...
Lt. Aldrich
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Nicole Bouchard
Lt. Moore (as Casey Adams)
Gen. Cokely
Wally Vernon ...
Henri Letondal ...
Cognac Pete


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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16 March 1953 (Sweden)  »

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Deux durs à cuire  »

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1.37 : 1
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This version uses almost no dialogue from the original play and was originally intended to be a musical. See more »


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 »


Lt. Moore: What about those three men who were supposed to go up to Le Mans to get the Croix de Guerre?
Captain Flagg: Oh, yeah. Yes, yes. All right, get 'em out of the guardhouse and have 'em take a bath and send 'em over with an MP escort.
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My Love, My Life
Written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Sung by Marisa Pavan
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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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