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The Road to Glory

1936 1h 36m War List
Reviews 89% Audience Score 50+ Ratings Two French officers (Fredric March, Warner Baxter) and one's aged father (Lionel Barrymore) face no man's land in World War I. Read More Read Less

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Richard Brody New Yorker Hawks, working with a script co-written by William Faulkner, presents the destruction of bodies and minds in trench warfare with cold, harrowing plainness. Oct 28, 2013 Full Review Meyer Levin (Patterson Murphy) Esquire Magazine ...on the whole the film is a repetition of the usual baloney about courage and fortitude and patriotism. May 5, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member One of the movies that, in the most gripping way, deals about the nature of military duty, at the same time it contrasts with the conflicts of the human nature. It flees from both war and romantic clichées, presenting us with an original, amazingly-told, and visually astounding movie. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Similar themes that presage Paths of Glory. Deals more with the day-to-day drudgery and nervous tension of warfare. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member 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. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Two French officers (Fredric March, Warner Baxter) and one's aged father (Lionel Barrymore) face no man's land in World War I.
Director
Howard Hawks
Genre
War
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 36m