Starring Victor McLaglen, Edmund Lowe, and Dolores Del Rio
February, 1927

The long-awaited film version of "What Price Glory?" ­ that he-man play by the same Stallings ­ can be recorded as something to make a big fuss over. It is Fox's magnum opus. With the limitations of the stage swept aside ­ with Raoul Walsh setting his camera to visualize the hates, passions and laughs of war, it surely and easily takes on such broad dimensions as to place it among the elect.

None of the vitality of the original is lost in this transference. It still conducts itself with the same red corpuscles. It has been argued that the play would lose its spark minus the hot profanity of the dialog ­ that the vivid calibre would not be retained. Such is not the fact, however. There is a healthy man language employed ­ and the cuss words are not missed.

The film truly adheres to the stage pattern in all of its essential details ­ and improves upon it in the scope of it war scenes ­ and the fine flavor of its atmosphere. It's a fine treatment any way you look at it ­ for the story builds with ever-increasing interest, furnishing excitement, thrills and laughter on its journey.

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