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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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Not very compelling, not much like Marines either See more (15 total) »

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: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.See more »
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Soundtrack:
The Battle Hymn of the RepublicSee more »

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13 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Not very compelling, not much like Marines either, 3 March 2006
Author: Dave Navarre (navarre_dave@yahoo.com) from Alexandria, VA, USA

Well, despite having made "The Sands of Iwo Jima", John Ford made a movie about World War I Marines that doesn't really seem to be about Marines at all. I'm not a student of World War I Marine slang, but it seemed odd for Captain Flagg to pronounce Sergeant Quirt his "Top Soldier" and for Marines to refer to each other as soldiers. Despite the fact that they under French command, I found it odd for them to refer to being in the Army, since they are in the Corps. Go figure.

The two combat scenes are amateurish, even by Ford's standards. The acting is not convincing (except when Robert Wagner dies and Cagney manages not to over-act it) and while you can believe the two main characters don't like each other at the beginning, you never believe there's some odd tie binding them together. The character development is relatively tame, with only Wagner and Harry Morgan (Colonel Potter as a Marine Corporal and quartermaster!) showing any depth among the minor Marine characters.

Dan Dailey does play a convincing loud, parade ground senior NCO. He conveys the conniving and womanizing well, but when he is supposed to have finally fallen for the French beauty, it's hard to believe. Cagney plays merely a caricature of the hard-bitten, seen-it-all Marine. His final scene neither convinces you he considers staying or that the Corps means so much to him that he has to go.

The worst part is when a wounded Marine shouts out the title of the movie. It's something along the lines of "Are you going to get in the game, Captain? There's two minutes left and we need a hero. What price glory, Captain? What price glory?" One can imagine that delivered stirringly by a character whose motivation we understand, but instead, it is shouted by a nameless face with only a crazed look. It also would help if the Captain had been portrayed as a glory hound instead of drunken, war-weary yet sympathetic. I guess they had to get the name of the movie in somehow....

I was trying to imagine John Ford's World War I and was sadly disappointed that it wasn't more moving.

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