What Price Glory? (1952)

What Price Glory?


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James Cagney signed on to play Captain Flagg in 20th Century Fox's 1952 remake of the 1926 classic What Price Glory after being told that the old property was being converted into a musical. By the time Cagney learned that Fox had no intention of adding songs and dances to the venerable Maxwell Anderson/Laurence Stallings stage piece, it was too late to pull out, so he decided to grin (sometimes) and bear it. Under the direction of John Ford, the potent anti-war message of the original play is … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Phoebe Ephron, Henry Ephron
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 25, 2004



as Capt. Flagg

as Charmaine

as 1st Sgt. Quirt

as Cpl. Kiper

as Lt. Aldrich

as Lewisohn

as Nicole Bouchard

as Lt. Moore

as Gen. Cokely

as Lipinsky

as Cognac Pete

as Lt. Schmidt

as Mulcahy

as Gowdy

as Young soldier

as Morgan

as Gilbert

as Holsen

as Company cook

as Ferguson

as Lt. Cunningham

as The Great Uncle

as Priest

as English colonel

as English lieutenant

as Lt. Austin

as Lt. Bennett

as Capt. Wickham

as Bouchard

as Sister Clothilde (un...

as Capt. Davis (uncredi...

as Lt. Moore

as Capt. Wickham

as Sgt. Moran
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Critic Reviews for What Price Glory?

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | May 6, 2008
New York Times
Top Critic

Anti-war film unfortunately never gels, drastically rewriting classic play, but does offer some caustic views of armies training young men to die in war.

Full Review… | January 31, 2012
Classic Film and Television

Cagney and Dailey go at it in the yelling department; fun John Ford WWI story.

March 22, 2008

Try to find the 1927 silent.

October 20, 2004
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Cagney is at his energetic best and almost single-handedly keeps the thing moving. And though Ford didn't like her, Calvet is very charming as the barmaid. Ford's breezy pacing makes up for his heavy-handed handling of the comedy.

Full Review… | September 18, 2004
Combustible Celluloid

August 14, 2005
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

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