What Price Glory? (1926 film)


What Price Glory? (1926 film)

"What Price Glory" is a film that has been made twice, based on a 1924 play by Maxwell Anderson and 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.

Plot

Flagg and Quirt are veteran United States Marines whose rivalry dates back a number of years. Flagg, now a Captain, is in command of a unit on the front lines of France during World War I. Sergeant Quirt 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.

1926 version

Infobox Film
name = What Price Glory


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director = Raoul Walsh
producer =
writer = Maxwell Anderson (play)
Malcolm Stuart Boylan
narrator =
starring = Edmund Lowe
Victor McLaglen
Dolores del Río
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cinematography =
editing =
distributor = Fox Film Corporation
released = 1926
runtime = 116 min.
country = USA
language = Silent film
English intertitles
budget =
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imdb_id = 0017540

The 1926 version was a silent, black and white film. It was directed by Raoul Walsh and released by Fox Film Corporation on 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.

Cast

* Edmund Lowe as 1st Sergeant Quirt
* Victor McLaglen as Captain Flagg
* Dolores del Río as Charmaine de la Cognac
* William V. Mong as Cognac Pete
* Phyllis Haver as Shanghai Mabel
* Elena Jurado as Carmen, Philippine girl
* Leslie Fenton as Lieutenant Moore
* Barry Norton as Private 'Mother's Boy' Lewisohn
* Sammy Cohen as Private Lipinsky
* Ted McNamara as Private Kiper
* August Tollaire as French Mayor
* Mathilde Comont as Camille, fat lady
* Patrick Rooney (billed as Pat Rooney) as Mulcahy

References

External links

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