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Writers:
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Release Date:
16 March 1953 (Sweden) See more »
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Tagline:
The Glory Story of Them All! See more »
Plot:
In 1918 France, Captain Flagg commands a disreputable company of Marines; his new top sergeant is his old friendly enemy... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

James Cagney ... Capt. Flagg
Corinne Calvet ... Charmaine

Dan Dailey ... 1st Sgt. Quirt

William Demarest ... Cpl. Kiper
Craig Hill ... Lt. Aldrich

Robert Wagner ... Pvt. Lewisohn

Marisa Pavan ... Nicole Bouchard

Max Showalter ... Lt. Moore (as Casey Adams)

James Gleason ... Gen. Cokely
Wally Vernon ... Lipinsky
Henri Letondal ... Cognac Pete
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luis Alberni ... Grand Uncle (uncredited)
Olga Andre ... Sister Clothilde (uncredited)
Tina Blagoi ... Mrs. Bouchard (uncredited)
Danny Borzage ... Gilbert (uncredited)
George Bruggeman ... German Lieutenant (uncredited)
Frederic Brunn ... German Officer (uncredited)
Paul Bryar ... Charmaine's Uncle (uncredited)
John Caler ... Young Marine (uncredited)
Harry Carter ... Runner (uncredited)
Ann Codee ... Nun (uncredited)
George Davis ... Uncle (uncredited)
Jack Drummond ... Young Marine (uncredited)
Michael Dugan ... Aide General (uncredited)
Charles B. Fitzsimons ... Capt. Wickham (uncredited)

Paul Fix ... Gowdy (uncredited)
Scott Forbes ... Lt. Bennett (uncredited)
Arno Frey ... German Officer (uncredited)
Don Garner ... Young Marine (uncredited)
Louis J. Gasnier ... Brother (uncredited)
William Henry ... Holsen (uncredited)
Ray Hyke ... Mulcany (uncredited)
Stan Johnson ... Lt. Cunningham (uncredited)
Billy Jones ... Young Marine (uncredited)
Fred Kennedy ... Young Marine (uncredited)
Henry Kulky ... Company Cook (uncredited)
Fred Libby ... Lt. Schmidt (uncredited)
Arlyn E. Loynd ... Marine Recruit (uncredited)
Lee MacGregor ... Young Marine (uncredited)
Wayne Mallory ... Runner (uncredited)
Sean McClory ... Lt. Austin (uncredited)
Louis Mercier ... Bouchard (uncredited)
Torben Meyer ... Mayor (uncredited)
Richard Monahan ... Young Marine (uncredited)

Harry Morgan ... Sgt. Moran (uncredited)
Barry Norton ... Priest (uncredited)
James O'Hara ... Young Soldier (uncredited)
Peter Ortiz ... French General (uncredited)
Jack Pennick ... Ferguson (uncredited)
Richard Shackleton ... Marine Recruit (uncredited)
Mickey Simpson ... Military Policeman (uncredited)
Harry Tenbrook ... Laughing Marine in formation (uncredited)
Tom Tyler ... Capt. Davis (uncredited)
Ken Williams ... Young Marine (uncredited)
William Yetter Sr. ... German Officer (uncredited)
Alfred Zeisler ... German Colonel (uncredited)
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Directed by
John Ford 
 
Writing credits
Phoebe Ephron (screenplay) and
Henry Ephron (screenplay)

Maxwell Anderson (play) and
Laurence Stallings (play)

Produced by
Sol C. Siegel .... producer
 
Original Music by
Alfred Newman 
 
Cinematography by
Joseph MacDonald  (as Joe MacDonald)
 
Film Editing by
Dorothy Spencer 
 
Art Direction by
George W. Davis 
Lyle R. Wheeler  (as Lyle Wheeler)
 
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little 
Stuart A. Reiss  (as Stuart Reiss)
 
Costume Design by
Edward Stevenson 
 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
 
Sound Department
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound (as Roger Heman)
Winston H. Leverett .... sound (as Winston Leverett)
 
Visual Effects by
Ray Kellogg .... special photographic effects
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charles Le Maire .... wardrobe director
Sam Benson .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator (as Edward Powell)
 
Other crew
Billy Daniel .... dance stager
Leonard Doss .... technicolor color consultant
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
111 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | Spain:T | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:U (re-rating) (1991) | USA:Approved (certificate #15706)

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Trivia:
Barry Norton played the priest in the 1952 version and Lewistohn in the 1926 version.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: 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:
Captain Flagg:It's a lousy war, kid... but it's the only one we've got.See more »
Soundtrack:
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Think fast, Captain Flagg..., 6 July 2013
Author: jhkp from United States

Before John Ford directed this film version of What Price Glory, he directed a stage version for charity which was presented by the Masquers Club of Hollywood. The play was actually so popular it was taken on the road around Southern California to several other locations. Among the stars of that production were John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Ward Bond, Gregory Peck, Pat O'Brien, George O'Brien, Rod Cameron, and Harry Carey, Jr.

Maybe that's why he directed this film version, though from what I understand it was originally planned as a full musical (rather than a comedy-drama with a few songs, as it now stands). Supposedly this was the reason Cagney was so eager to do it. And of course Dan Dailey was also a dancer. And Phoebe and Henry Ephron often wrote the screenplays for some of the better Fox musicals. The musical angle also may explain why the film was done in Technicolor (or not.)

Another reviewer wrote, "The job of direction was handed to John Ford, who was known for staging extended improvisations, creating little vignettes of military life with comical drunkenness and good-natured fistfights."

I suppose that is one thing Ford was known for. He was also known for directing "They Were Expendable," one of the most moving war films ever made.

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