What Price Glory
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James Cagney signed on to play Captain Flagg in 20th Century Fox's 1952 remake of the 1926 classic What Price Glory after being told that the old property was being converted into a musical. By the time Cagney learned that Fox had no intention of adding songs and dances to the venerable Maxwell Anderson/Laurence Stallings stage piece, it was too late to pull out, so he decided to grin (sometimes) and bear it. Under the direction of John Ford, the potent anti-war message of the original play is blunted, while the drunken rowdiness of Capt. Flagg and his friendly enemy Sergeant Quirt (Dan… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

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"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."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"Cagney is at his energetic best and almost single-handedly keeps the thing moving. And though Ford didn't like her, Calvet is very charming as the barmaid. Ford's breezy pacing makes up for his heavy-handed handling of the comedy."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Cagney and Dailey go at it in the yelling department; fun John Ford WWI story."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"Try to find the 1927 silent."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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