~What Price Glory?~
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Rio & Edmund Lowe~

Edmund Lowe ...  1st Sgt. Quirt
Victor McLaglen ...  Capt. Flagg
Dolores del Rio ...  Charmaine de la Cognac
William V. Mong ...  Cognac Pete
Phyllis Haver ...  Shanghai Mabel
Elena Jurado ...  Carmen
Leslie Fenton ...  Lt. Moore
Barry Norton ...  Pvt. 'Mother's Boy' Lewisohn
Sammy Cohen ...  Pvt. Lipinsky
Ted McNamara ...  Pvt. Kiper
August Tollaire ...  French Mayor
Mathilde Comont ...  Camille
Patrick Rooney ...  Mulcahy
J. Carrol Naish ...  Bit Role (uncredited)
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~RW-20-58: Victor McLaglen, Elena Jurado
& Edmund Lowe~
~Plot Synopsis~
From the minute it opened on Broadway in 1924, Laurence Stallings and Maxwell Anderson's gritty
WWI comedy-drama What Price Glory? was a center of controversy. Prudes and blue-noses
condemned the play for its explicit language, while a group of politicians tried to bring about a
federal action to halt its production because of its "disrespectful" treatment of military officers and
traditions. Naturally, any play that engendered that sort of reaction had to be a hit. Two years after
its stage debut, the play was adapted for the screen, with Victor McLaglen and Edmund Lowe as
those eternally boozing and brawling U.S. Marines, Captain Flagg and Sergeant Quirt. After a
prologue in the Orient, in which Flagg and Quirt duke it out over the affections of the saucy
Shanghai Mabel (Phyllis Haver), the scene shifts to France in 1918, with the two male protagonists
continuing their private war as all hell breaks loose around them. When they aren't blowing the
brains out of the Germans, Flagg and Quirt are vying for the attentions of coquettish French girl
Charmaine (Dolores Del Rio). The film alternates effectively between low comedy and grim
melodrama throughout most of its running time, reaching a dramatic high point when
mamma's-boy Private Lewisohn (Barry Norton), fatally wounded, screams "Stop the blood! Stop
the blood!" When the smoke clears, Flagg and Quirt both decide to go AWOL for the sake of
Charmaine, but when duty calls, the two friendly enemies march shoulder to shoulder towards new
adventures. The battle scenes in What Price Glory? were terrifyingly realistic -- indeed, one man
was actually killed during filming -- but the most memorable aspect of the picture is the ribald
byplay between Flagg and Quirt (who would later be launched into a series of so-called sequels).
This being a silent picture, actors McLaglen and Lowe were permitted to mouth any obscenity that
came into their heads, allowing audiences in 1926 the spectacle of seeing two grown men hurling
epithets that would never have been heard in any sort of polite society -- all the while strictly
adhering to the rules set down by the Hollywood censors, who objected only to printed profanities.
What Price Glory was unsuccessfully remade in 1952 by John Ford, who directed one scene of the
original 1926 version; Barry Norton, who played Lewisohn in the original, appeared in the remake
as a priest.

Plot Synopsis from allmovie.com
Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Written by:
Malcolm Stuart Boylan - titles
James T. O'Donohoe - writer

Based on the play What Price Glory by Laurence Stallings, Maxwell
Anderson (New York, 3 Sep 1924).
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~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Fox Film Corporation

Cinematography by: Barney McGill    
Assistant Director: Daniel Keefe  
Second Unit Director: John Ford  
Property Master: Don B. Greenwood  
Special Effects by: L.B. Abbott  
Wardrobe Department: Sam Benson  
Presenter: William Fox

Length: 12 Reels
Runtime: 116 Minutes
Released: November 23, 1926
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~RW-20-60: Dolores Del Rio, Raymond Hatton &
~Dolores Del Rio, Raymond Hatton & Unknown~
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~RW-20-253: Edmund Lowe~
~RW-20-255: Edmund Lowe~
~RW-20-296: Edmund Lowe & Victor McLaglen~
~Victor McLaglen & Raymond Hatton~
~Dolores Del Rio and Cast~