Another entry into the "Fox War Classics" series, director John Ford's World War I drama offers James Cagney and Dan Dailey as a pair of marines stationed in France who find themselves locked in a comic love triangle. Presented in 1.33:1 full-frame and offering audio rendered in closed-captioned English Dolby Digital Stereo, this release also offers alternate closed-captioned English Dolby Digital Mono and Spanish Dolby Digital Mono audio with optional English and Spanish subtitles.
Side #1 -- 1. Main Titles [2:32] 2. France, 1918 [3:52] 3. A Quiet French Tavern [4:53] 4. But We're Allies! [1:15] 5. Lillian's Maiden Name [2:53] 6. A Citizen's Army [1:06] 7. The New Top Soldier [:40] 8. Drilling the Troops [8:35] 9. Who'd Do My Laundry? [2:55] 10. All For You [2:17] 11. Marriage, Money and a Marine [1:24] 12. Here Come the Grooms & Marines [2:28] 13. Those Left Behind [8:45] 14. Bring Me an Officer! [4:10] 15. What Price Glory? [6:55] 16. It's the Same in English [6:17] 17. Men of Their Hearts [1:24] 18. Drunken Challenges [3:11] 19. What are the Chances? [2:41] 20. The Big Push [14:22]
Side #1 -- Play Scene Selection Language Selection Languages English Stereo English Mono Spanish Mono Subtitles English Spanish Subtitles: None Special Features Theatrical Trailer Theatrical Trailer B Fox Flix Crash Dive The Hunters Morituri
What Price Glory? 4 out of 5based on
More than 1 year ago
This is by far the best war movie ever made. Note that I said the "best" and not the "greatest" or " most dramatic" or most bloody" or any other of many such possible statements I could have used. Just the "best" war movie ever made. Cagney, Daily and the rest of the cast give a wonderful performance of a very well written story which catches for all time the essence of the pre-World War II United States Marine Corps. But it, put it on and set back and watch some of greatest actors that ever lived at work. I guarantee you will enjoy every minute of it.
More than 1 year ago
'What Price Glory' is a World War I lover's triangle set against the ravaged backdrop of French countryside circa, 1918. Drama aside, the film is not what one might expect from the directorial giant likes of John Ford. James Cagney is a bit over the hill to be believable as Capt. Flagg, a stoic commander of a motley troupe of conscripts. Flagg's ill-at-ease postulating does not bode well with his men, so he turns to disrespectful and disreputable Sgt. Quirt (Dan Dailey) for a little bit of hard knock military strength. But the tensions between Flagg and Quirt are pressed to the breaking point when they both fall for the same girl, Charmaine (Corrine Calvert) - stop me if you've heard this one before. Strong performances elevate this film above the tripe that - generally - it is. The transfer is not up to snuff. Although the overall color scheme has retained much of its original luster, the picture quality is a disappointment. There is an excessive amount of film grain and age related artifacts throughout for a not very smooth visual presentation. Fluctuations in color balancing are - at times - severe and distracting. There is a minor amount of digital grit that further detracts from the image. Black levels are weak. Contrast and shadow delineation is poorly balanced for a very unstable looking presentation. The audio has been cleaned up but remains strident sounding and lacking in bass. As with the other war films in this batch from Fox, you get nothing to augment your experience. 'What Price Glory' isn't recommended either as a war film, or for its transfer quality. Seek satisfying your thirst for conquest elsewhere.