- What Price Glory? (1926 film)
"What Price Glory" is a
filmthat has been made twice, based on a 1924play by Maxwell Andersonand Laurence Stallings. [citebook|title=Art, Glitter, and Glitz: Mainstream Playwrights and Popular Theatre in 1920s America |author= Arthur Gewirtz, James J. Kolb|year= 2004|publisher=Praeger/GreenwoodPlays |url= http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN0313324670&id=zrJfQro64mAC&pg=RA1-PA77&lpg=RA1-PA77&dq=%22What+Price+Glory%3F%22&ie=ISO-8859-1&output=html&sig=4HBjYDfkSMBvtj5e5NWcukyCi70|id=ISBN 0313324670 ] The first version was released in 1926 and the second version in 1952. Both versions follow the same general plot.
Flagg and Quirt are veteran
United States Marineswhose rivalry dates back a number of years. Flagg, now a Captain, is in command of a unit on the front lines of Franceduring World War I. SergeantQuirt is assigned to Flagg's unit as the senior non-commissioned officer. Flagg and Quirt quickly resume their rivalry which this time takes its form over the affections of Charmaine, the daughter of the local innkeeper. However, Charmaine's desire for a husband and the reality of war give the two men a common cause.
name = What Price Glory
Maxwell Anderson(play) Malcolm Stuart Boylan
Edmund Lowe Victor McLaglen Dolores del Río
distributor = Fox Film Corporation
released = 1926
runtime = 116 min.
country = USA
imdb_id = 0017540
The 1926 version was a silent, black and white film. It was directed by
Raoul Walshand released by Fox Film Corporationon 23 November 1926(US). It had a 116 minute running time. Part of its fame revolves around the fact that the characters can supposedly be seen mouthing profanities which are not reflected in the intertitles, but which can be deciphered if one is good at lip-reading.
Edmund Loweas 1st Sergeant Quirt
Victor McLaglenas Captain Flagg
Dolores del Ríoas Charmaine de la Cognac
William V. Mongas Cognac Pete
Phyllis Haveras Shanghai Mabel
Elena Juradoas Carmen, Philippine girl
Leslie Fentonas Lieutenant Moore
Barry Nortonas Private 'Mother's Boy' Lewisohn
Sammy Cohenas Private Lipinsky
Ted McNamaraas Private Kiper
August Tollaireas French Mayor
Mathilde Comontas Camille, fat lady
Patrick Rooney(billed as Pat Rooney) as Mulcahy
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