The Road to Glory (1936)





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Set in France during WWI, this tale centers on the love triangle between a ruthless alcoholic French commander who cares more for strategy than human life, a free-thinking young officer who is appalled by his superior's decisions, and the lovely nurse with whom both men fall in love.
Classics , Drama
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20th Century Fox


Fredric March
as Lt. Michel Denet
Warner Baxter
as Capt. Paul LaRoche
June Lang
as Monique
Lionel Barrymore
as Papa LaRoche
Gregory Ratoff
as Bouffiou
Victor Kilian
as Regnier
Paul Stanton
as Relief Captain
John Qualen
as Duflous
Julius Tannen
as Lt. Tannen
Paul Fix
as Rigaud
Jacques Lory
as Courier
George Warrington
as Old Soldier
Louis Mercier
as Soldier
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Critic Reviews for The Road to Glory

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Hawks, working with a script co-written by William Faulkner, presents the destruction of bodies and minds in trench warfare with cold, harrowing plainness.

Full Review… | October 28, 2013
New Yorker
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Audience Reviews for The Road to Glory


Howard Hawks brings Hollywood's efficiency to this remake of a wonderful French film, "Les Croix de Bois". Unfortunately the intensity is lost in translation. The competition between the two main characters and the love story distract from the main intrigue: the war. The Lubitsch-esque moments make you forget that these men may die at any moment. The absurdity and the incredible courage of the French soldiers is also not fully developed. Nonetheless, the film remains pleasant and worth watching.

Ben Gui
Ben Gui

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