What Price Glory (1927)

Drama | 28 August 1927

Director:

Raoul Walsh

Writer:

Cinematographers:

John Smith, John Marta, J. B. McGill

Production Company:

Fox Film Corp.
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HISTORY

       Victor McLaglen and Edmund Lowe reprised their roles for Fox in three sequels featuring the chacters of "Flagg" and "Quirt": the 1929 picture The Cock-Eyed World, directed by Raoul Walsh; the 1931 film Women of All Nations, also directed by Walsh; and the 1933 release Hot Pepper, directed by John Blystone (see entries). Twentieth Century-Fox again adapted the original Laurence Stallings, Maxwell Anderson play in 1952, in a production directed by John Ford, starring James Cagney, Dan Dailey and Denise Darcel (see entry).
       Voted one of the “Top Best Features” of both 1926 and 1927 by the 1929 Film Daily Year Book, as reported in the 7 Feb 1930 FD.
       The film print for What Price Glory was fully restored by The Film Foundation, an organization founded in 1990 by director Martin ... More Less

       Victor McLaglen and Edmund Lowe reprised their roles for Fox in three sequels featuring the chacters of "Flagg" and "Quirt": the 1929 picture The Cock-Eyed World, directed by Raoul Walsh; the 1931 film Women of All Nations, also directed by Walsh; and the 1933 release Hot Pepper, directed by John Blystone (see entries). Twentieth Century-Fox again adapted the original Laurence Stallings, Maxwell Anderson play in 1952, in a production directed by John Ford, starring James Cagney, Dan Dailey and Denise Darcel (see entry).
       Voted one of the “Top Best Features” of both 1926 and 1927 by the 1929 Film Daily Year Book, as reported in the 7 Feb 1930 FD.
       The film print for What Price Glory was fully restored by The Film Foundation, an organization founded in 1990 by director Martin Scorsese. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
28 Nov 1926
p. 5.
Film Daily
7 Feb 1930
p. 8.
Moving Picture World
29 Nov 1926.
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New York Times
24 Nov 1926
p. 26.
Photoplay
Feb 1927
p. 53.
Variety
12 Dec 1926
p. 12.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXTS
William Fox Presents
Raoul Walsh Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
Photog
Photog
SET DECORATOR
MUSIC
Mus score
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play What Price Glory by Laurence Stallings, Maxwell Anderson (New York, 3 Sep 1924).
MUSIC
"Charmaine" by Erno Rapee and Lew Pollack.
DETAILS
Series:
Release Date:
28 August 1927
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 23 November 1926
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
4 December 1926
Copyright Number:
LP23393
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
11,109 , 11,400
Length(in reels):
12
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Captain Flagg and Sergeant Quirk, two hard-boiled U. S. Marines, are fierce rivals in China and the Philippines, particularly in regard to women. In a small French village, the two marines encounter the fiery Charmaine, who gives her love freely to both men. Flagg wins her in a gamble but, learning that she actually prefers Quirk, relents out of respect. Twice the rival comrades return from the trenches; and on their third call to the front, Flagg, though on leave, starts with the company, and Quirk, wounded, calls out to his friend. Charmaine sadly reflects that though they have come back twice, they will not return ... +


Captain Flagg and Sergeant Quirk, two hard-boiled U. S. Marines, are fierce rivals in China and the Philippines, particularly in regard to women. In a small French village, the two marines encounter the fiery Charmaine, who gives her love freely to both men. Flagg wins her in a gamble but, learning that she actually prefers Quirk, relents out of respect. Twice the rival comrades return from the trenches; and on their third call to the front, Flagg, though on leave, starts with the company, and Quirk, wounded, calls out to his friend. Charmaine sadly reflects that though they have come back twice, they will not return again. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
World War I


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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