Written for the 1952 20th Century Fox film What Price Glory?, directed by John Ford, starring James Cagney, Corinne Calvet and Dan.
In 1918 France, Captain Flagg commands a disreputable company of marines. He and his new top sergeant become rivals for the favors of Charmaine, the innkeeper’s daughter. When the company is ordered to the front, the comedic interlude gives way to the grim realities of war.
A World War I film based on a 1924 play of the same name by Maxwell Anderson and Laurence Stallings.
The film uses virtually none of the play's original dialogue.
Originally intended as a musical, What Price Glory? was filmed as a straight comedy.
The film was released by 20th Century Fox on August 22, 1952.
This 1952 film is a remake of the 1926 film of the same name directed by Raoul Walsh, starring Edmund Lowe, Victor McLaglen, and Delores del Rio.
Raoul Walsh also made a musical version of the film in 1929 when sound film emerged, entitled The Cock-Eyed World starring Victor McLaglen, Edmund Lowe and Lili Damita.
In 1933, Raoul Walsh directed Hot Pepper, a sequel to The Cock-Eyed World, with the same stars.