A rare misfire from director John Ford, this is a remake of Raoul Walsh's classic 1926 film version of Maxwell Anderson and Laurence Stallings' popular stage play. The story is familiar: It is WW I, and Captain Flagg (James Cagney) and Sergeant Quirt (Dan Dailey) are stationed in France,
assigned to take a company of old men and young boys from a small French village to the brutal reality of war in the trenches. In addition to battling German forces, Flagg and Quirt must fight one another for the attentions of Charmaine (Corinne Calvet), the pretty daughter of a French innkeeper.
Although studio chiefs wanted Ford to make this new version of WHAT PRICE GLORY? a mus...