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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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Disappointing and Silly Parody of War 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:
This version uses almost no dialogue from the original play and was originally intended to be a musical.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 »
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13 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Disappointing and Silly Parody of War, 29 January 2008
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In 1918, in Bar-de-Duc, France, the leader of a company of Marines in the front, Captain Flagg (James Cagney), receives a group of green replacements and his disaffection, the tough Sergeant Quirt (Dan Dailey). Their rivalry increases when they both feel attracted by the same easy woman and daughter of the local innkeeper, Charmaine (Corinne Calvet).

What a disappointing and silly parody of war this "What Price Glory" is! Directed by John Ford and with James Cagney in the cast, I could not believe that this film would be so weak. Today I have watched "The Road to Glory", a great anti-war movie directed by Howard Hawks that shows the barbarian life in the trenches in WWI. However, John Ford has made neither a comedy (like Robert Altman's "MASH"), nor a romance or drama or war movie. Actually it is a messy feature, too silly and not funny for a comedy, too heavy for a romance and unreal for a drama or war, but with a magnificent cinematography and a lovely Corinne Calvet. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Sangue por Glória" ("Blood for Glory")

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