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What Price Glory (1952)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 16 March 1953 (Sweden)
The wartime romantic misadventures of Captain Flagg, commander of a company of US Marines in 1918 France.

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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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Dan Dailey calls Jack Pennick by his real name. See more »

Quotes

Captain Flagg: Quirt loves the bottle, and when he's drunk he is the lousiest, filthiest tramp that ever wore a uniform. He's even worse than I am, and you know I don't allow anybody to get as bad as that.
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Referenced in Past Perfumance (1955) See more »

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You're In The Army Now
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Music by Isham Jones
Lyrics by Tell Taylor and Ole Olsen
Played briefly during the opening credits
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Out of date for 1952
1 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

So much has been said in the reviews to date that none of it bears repeating, but there are a couple of points one should be aware of before investing 1hr 45min into this movie. Though filmed in 1952, the style has the feel of a movie from the late 30's/early 40's with the slapstick violence, goofy foreigners, and hammy acting. I expect and tolerate these things from pre-WWII flicks, but is hard to take from something produced in the 1950's.

As far as the anti-war element goes, this version is more of a tragic story of war than a pacifist piece. No pacifist here, but if you are looking for this from What Price Glory you'll be disappointed.


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