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What Price Glory?

1952 1h 51m Comedy Drama List
63% Tomatometer 8 Reviews 39% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings
Longtime rivals in the Marines, Capt. Flagg (James Cagney) and Sgt. Quirt (Dan Dailey) are stationed together in France during World War I. Soon the two tough military officers are competing for the hand of pretty local girl Charmaine (Corinne Calvet). Flagg and Quirt get into plenty of trouble, but their playful brawling eventually gives way to camaraderie, particularly when the realities of war set in as the soldiers head back out to the battlefield. Read More Read Less

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Bob Thomas Associated Press Helping to play it to the hilt are James Cagney and Dan Dailey, an inspired casting for Quirt and Flagg. They keep things rolling at a fast clip, and the result is pure entertainment. Jul 24, 2019 Full Review Manny Farber The Nation What Price Glory? owes its spark and vitality to the Cagney-Dailey acting team, which doesn't seem bothered by having to shoulder the oldest luggage of slapstick and pathos. Nov 25, 2020 Full Review Michael E. Grost Classic Film and Television 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. Jan 31, 2012 Full Review Steve Crum Video-Reviewmaster.com Cagney and Dailey go at it in the yelling department; fun John Ford WWI story. Rated: 4/5 Mar 22, 2008 Full Review Philip Martin Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Rated: 2/5 Aug 14, 2005 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 4/5 Jun 28, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member "What Price Glory" is a disappointing entry, especially for an actor like James Cagney. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member 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. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review s r 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. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member One of John Ford's lesser outings, but still great entertainment with some incredibly beautiful scenes that only Ford was capable of shooting. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member 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. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member 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. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Longtime rivals in the Marines, Capt. Flagg (James Cagney) and Sgt. Quirt (Dan Dailey) are stationed together in France during World War I. Soon the two tough military officers are competing for the hand of pretty local girl Charmaine (Corinne Calvet). Flagg and Quirt get into plenty of trouble, but their playful brawling eventually gives way to camaraderie, particularly when the realities of war set in as the soldiers head back out to the battlefield.
Director
John Ford
Producer
Sol C. Siegel
Screenwriter
Phoebe Ephron, Henry Ephron
Production Co
Twentieth Century Fox
Genre
Comedy, Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (DVD)
May 25, 2004
Runtime
1h 51m