What Price Glory? Reviews

  • Aug 26, 2014

    "What Price Glory" is a disappointing entry, especially for an actor like James Cagney.

    "What Price Glory" is a disappointing entry, especially for an actor like James Cagney.

  • Aug 21, 2013

    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.

    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.

  • Jul 07, 2013

    It had its moments when Cagney and Dailey shared punches that were very entertaining. Of course the woman they competed for was also up to par. All in all it was fun.

    It had its moments when Cagney and Dailey shared punches that were very entertaining. Of course the woman they competed for was also up to par. All in all it was fun.

  • Aug 31, 2011

    One of John Ford's lesser outings, but still great entertainment with some incredibly beautiful scenes that only Ford was capable of shooting.

    One of John Ford's lesser outings, but still great entertainment with some incredibly beautiful scenes that only Ford was capable of shooting.

  • Oct 21, 2010

    Wow. What a misfire. A complete hodge-podge of seemingly disparate elements - it's hard to believe that [i]this[/i] is a remake. [i]MASH[/i] would turn out to be something vaguely similar in some respects, in terms of doing the war-comedy with pathos, but Altman sure did it a heck of a lot better. This doesn't even really feel like much of a Ford film. There's men being silly over women, and... that's about it. Cagney's OK, but mainly... meh.

    Wow. What a misfire. A complete hodge-podge of seemingly disparate elements - it's hard to believe that [i]this[/i] is a remake. [i]MASH[/i] would turn out to be something vaguely similar in some respects, in terms of doing the war-comedy with pathos, but Altman sure did it a heck of a lot better. This doesn't even really feel like much of a Ford film. There's men being silly over women, and... that's about it. Cagney's OK, but mainly... meh.

  • Feb 21, 2010

    60/100. Fair John Ford war movie, some of the art direction is excellent, but there is really nothing special about the film. James Cagney is good as always, but he isn't very memorable, nor is the film. It lacks period detail and has an abominably poor performance from Robert Wagner. Good score though.

    60/100. Fair John Ford war movie, some of the art direction is excellent, but there is really nothing special about the film. James Cagney is good as always, but he isn't very memorable, nor is the film. It lacks period detail and has an abominably poor performance from Robert Wagner. Good score though.

  • Feb 21, 2010

    Fair John Ford war movie, some of the art direction is excellent, but there is really nothing special about the film. James Cagney is good as always, but he isn?t very memorable, nor is the film. It lacks period detail and has an abominably poor performance from Robert Wagner. Good score though.

    Fair John Ford war movie, some of the art direction is excellent, but there is really nothing special about the film. James Cagney is good as always, but he isn?t very memorable, nor is the film. It lacks period detail and has an abominably poor performance from Robert Wagner. Good score though.

  • Feb 15, 2010

    Odd little film really - comedy drama with very broad comedy and pretty harrowing drama and no real distinction between them. Lovely unreal lighting makes it all a bit dreamlike. Love triangle with trenches.

    Odd little film really - comedy drama with very broad comedy and pretty harrowing drama and no real distinction between them. Lovely unreal lighting makes it all a bit dreamlike. Love triangle with trenches.

  • Aug 17, 2008

    Again, not exactly a pro-war action film from Ford. It’s also not a war story I’ve seen before. The film is essentially about the relationship between these two men and their shared love of a woman and I dare say each other in their own disturbed way. Ford mixes comedy and tragedy fairly deftly. It is a very strange war movie in that there is really no hero, other than the dead. Neither Cagney nor Dan Dailey are entirely admirable men by Hollywood standards, but Ford has his own standard which is far more true and realistic. He shows the men as men, instead of screen icons. I’m willing to bet most, if not all, Marines and soldiers (Airmen and Sailors too) would understand the message here even today. They would have no trouble recognizing these men.

    Again, not exactly a pro-war action film from Ford. It’s also not a war story I’ve seen before. The film is essentially about the relationship between these two men and their shared love of a woman and I dare say each other in their own disturbed way. Ford mixes comedy and tragedy fairly deftly. It is a very strange war movie in that there is really no hero, other than the dead. Neither Cagney nor Dan Dailey are entirely admirable men by Hollywood standards, but Ford has his own standard which is far more true and realistic. He shows the men as men, instead of screen icons. I’m willing to bet most, if not all, Marines and soldiers (Airmen and Sailors too) would understand the message here even today. They would have no trouble recognizing these men.

  • Aug 04, 2008

    Pretty good movie...part buddy film / part war movie. I think they overplayed the buddy part of the movie though as it went on for too long. I liked James Cagney, but didn't like Dan Dailey too much.

    Pretty good movie...part buddy film / part war movie. I think they overplayed the buddy part of the movie though as it went on for too long. I liked James Cagney, but didn't like Dan Dailey too much.