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Director:
Writers:
Phoebe Ephron (screenplay) and
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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)
Ivan Hayes ... Soldier (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)

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:
Continuity: When Flagg and Quirt crawl through the lines in search of prisoners, Flagg picks up a German helmet and places it on his head. In the next sequence he is bare headed but he wears it in the farm house.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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22 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
John Ford's idea of World War I, 13 April 2005
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

One of the great anti-war plays of the 1920s was Maxwell Anderson's What Price Glory. The play expressed popular American feeling that we were never going to war again like that and endure the slaughter in those trenches in France that occurred in the short time we were there. Remember we only declared war in 1917 and the thing had been going on in Europe for three years by the time we got there.

One of the things Woodrow Wilson as President and the American Expeditionary Force commander John Pershing insisted on was that the American army when fully trained would fight as a unit and not just be replacement troops for the French and British already there. They deviated only once from that policy when the American First Marine Division became the first American troops in battle in World War I at Belleau Wood. These Marines depicted here are part of those troops.

John Ford is one of our great American directors and when he does his own work on material never before used he's produced some remarkable cinema. But here he takes a serious anti-war play and turns it into one of his service comedies. There certainly are comedic elements in What Price Glory, but it's a serious picture.

The original silent film version done by Raoul Walsh was faithful to Maxwell Anderson's spirit and introduced those two Marines Edmund Lowe and Victor McLaglen who were so popular as Captain Flagg and Sergeant Quirt that they went and starred in a slew of buddy films. In fact they and James Cagney and Pat O'Brien introduced and popularized the buddy film genre.

Cagney steps into McLaglen shoes here and Dan Dailey plays Sergeant Quirt. They played two belligerent oafs in this and play them well, but no one ever thought of re-teaming them.

John Ford should have let this classic alone.

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