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What Price Glory (1926)

U.S. Marine sergeants Quirt and Flagg are inveterate romantic rivals on peacetime assignments in China and the Philippines. In 1917, W.W. I brings them to France, where Flagg, now a captain... See full summary »

Director:

Raoul Walsh

Writers:

Maxwell Anderson (play), Malcolm Stuart Boylan (titles) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Edmund Lowe ... 1st Sgt. Harry Quirt
Victor McLaglen ... Capt. Flagg
Dolores del Rio ... Charmaine de la Cognac
William V. Mong ... Cognac Pete
Phyllis Haver ... Shanghai Mabel
Elena Jurado Elena Jurado ... Carmen
Leslie Fenton ... Lt. Moore
Barry Norton ... Pvt. Kenneth 'Mother's Boy' Lewisohn
Sammy Cohen Sammy Cohen ... Pvt. Lipinsky
Ted McNamara Ted McNamara ... Pvt. Kiper
August Tollaire August Tollaire ... French Mayor
Mathilde Comont ... Camille
Patrick Rooney Patrick Rooney ... Mulcahy (as Pat Rooney)
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U.S. Marine sergeants Quirt and Flagg are inveterate romantic rivals on peacetime assignments in China and the Philippines. In 1917, W.W. I brings them to France, where Flagg, now a captain, takes up with flirtatious Charmaine, inn-keeper's daughter. Of course, Quirt has to arrive and spoil his fun. But the harsh realities of war and the threat of a shotgun marriage give the two men a common cause... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

23 November 1926 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A dicsőség ára See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$360,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$700,000
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Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent | Mono (MovieTone) (musical score and sound effects)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the argument between Sgt. Quirt and Capt. Flagg, the actors actually swore at each other. Hundreds of complaint letters were received by Fox by angry lip-readers who recognized the words. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Past Perfumance (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Charmaine
Music by Erno Rapee
Lyrics by Lew Pollack
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The answer's better than the question
22 March 2011 | by marcslopeSee all my reviews

Fox's answer to MGM's "The Big Parade," and I think it's a markedly superior movie, thanks to better pacing and the rousing direction of Raoul Walsh. He's in his element here: a big war movie with loads of comedy and romance, and three strong personalities at its center. McLaglen was born for this sort of stuff; Lowe wasn't, but he's a very convincing roistering-randy soldier. And Del Rio is so beautiful you don't much care what she does. The horrors of war are amply displayed, and the Hollywood hills doubling for the French countryside work just fine. But what made it such a hit, I guess, was the utterly winning frenemy relationship of Quirt and Flagg. They fight for dames, they hurl insults back and forth, they curse each other with all-too-lip-readable epithets, but you never doubt their loyalty and respect for each other. Maybe there's one skirmish too many--it gets a little repetitive-- but it's much faster-moving than "The Big Parade," and the soldier stereotypes commented on elsewhere don't hurt so much. Also, Leslie Fenton is excellent.


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