What Price Glory (1926)
RW-20-14 Phyllis Haver
RW-20-107 Sammy Cohen, Dolores del Rio and Victor McLaglen
RW-20-110 Edmund Lowe, Dolores del Rio and Victor McLaglen. Photo by Max Autrey.
RW-20-312 Unknown, William V. Mong, Dolores del Rio, Edmund Lowe, Victor McLaglen and unknown
WILLIAM FOX presents
Call to Arms Pert, fiery, alluring -- this is Charmaine
LIFE -- its humor, drama and pathos, this is "What Price Glory." A gripping story of conflict told with startling realism. The stage play by Laurence Stallings and Maxwell Anderson, on which this motion picture version is based, took the nation by storm. It was sincere, vivid, colorful. Raoul Walsh has kept faith with the authors for he has with uncanny skill translated these humans to the screen --not mere picture puppets, but pulsating men and women who life and breathe, laugh and cry, fight and love -- a veritable orchestra of the emotions.
And spectacle! There is the background of the war, of course, and yet "What Price Glory" emerges in the main as an epic of laughs behind the lines. Here is staged the drama of life, fierce and ugly, beautiful and rapturous, and the whole etched with touches of comedy so naturally funny that it awakens the risibilities to a newer and finer sense of humor.
Here, too, we meet hard-boiled Captain Flagg, the picturesque campaigner, Sergeant Quirt, Beau Brummel of the Army; and Charmaine, as captivating and entrancing a french damsel as any two men could fight over. She loves both men with a passionate and naive innocence. To her they are Yankeeland's bravest and finest warriors, stalwart soldiers ready to fight to the death for her favor. About such human, characteristic figures does this comedy-drama of the screen evolve -- characters who, by virtue of Raoul Walsh's directorial genius, do the human things rather than the make believe of fiction.
Of course, you must meet Private Kiper and private Lipinsky, two inseparable war buddies who add so much warmth and real humor behind the lines. They are living prototypes of millions of our boys who even under fire never lost their sense of comedy and good fellowship. "What Price Glory" is the most sincere film of the century. To see it is to become a living part of it.
Fox Presents The Motion picture
Based on the Stage Play By Laurence Stallings and Maxwell Anderson
DIRECTED BY RAOUL WALSH
by Malcolm Stuart Boylan
Musical Score Arranged by Erno Rapee
The Country's Critics Acclaim
NEW YORK SUN: "Swift and powerful, spectacular and thrilling. As thrilling a show as in any theatre on Broadway."
PHILADELPHIA LEDGER: "A lusty, full-blooded comedy picture."
CHICAGO AMERICAN: "One of the best pictures of this or any other year."
SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER: "It is racy, powerful and vivid entertainment."
DETROIT NEWS: "One of the biggest dramas yet filmed."
Pvt. Lewisohn, Mother's Boy
Privates Kiper and Lipinsky do not take war seriously
VICTOR McLAGLEN, the hard-boiled Captain Flagg, was born in a suburb of London. He is a true soldier of fortune. His adventures taking him to all parts of the globe.
EDMUND LOWE, the virile Sergeant Quirt, is a native of California. He is a college graduate, and turned to the movies for a career.
DOLORES DEL RIO, the fiery Charmaine, was born in Mexico. upon the completion of her studies in Europe she returned to take her rightful place in society, when the movies beckoned.
GRAND Theatre - Faribault (Minnesota)
3 Days Starting
Wed., Jan. 11th (1928)
_____ PRICES _____
(Juniors Matinees 25c --- Nights 35c)
Performances 2:30 - 7:10 - 9:10
with Victor McLaglen, Edmund Lowe and Dolores Del Rio. Directed by Raoul Walsh. Fox.
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