The Big Parade
The Big Parade (1925)

Rich, clean-cut American hero John Gilbert plunges into World War I and some of the most emotionally shattering battle scenes ever filmed.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1925
DVD Release Date: October 1, 2013
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Fernando F. Croce

Masterpiece of Vidorian ardor

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Masterfully directed by King Vidor, this swings easily between comedy, romance and tragedy without missing a beat, and there are numerous set-pieces of enormous power -- even today, the harrowing battle scenes would rank among the best ever put on film.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

King Vidor's popular moving antiwar WWI drama set the tone for how to shoot a war film.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

It was strong stuff in 1925 and it remains strong today.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

Like All Quiet on the Western Front, The Big Parade gives a comprehensive look at then-modern warfare.

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Tim Dirks
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films

The Big Parade (1925) is director/producer King Vidor's most famous war film from the silent era -

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Noel Murray
The Dissolve

The Big Parade wasn't just an international hit; it immediately set the standard for Hollywood war movies.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Though a virtually uncountable number of war films in the intervening 84 years have trodden upon much the same ground, few of them indeed have been able to equal its achievements.

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Stella Dallas
it seems i watched nothing but silent films this week but this was among the best i have ever seen. king vidor's meditation on a young man's coming of… More
Lauren Donis
Quite liked it. The first half was better than the latter. It didn't feel as messy as most silents do. I was also impressed at how realistic it was.… More