What Price Glory

1
Peking, China - -
  Where professional 
soldiers serve as legation 
guards.

2
Sergeant Quirt - -
  Hard-boiled non-
commissioned officer 
of the United States
Marines.

       . . . Edmund Lowe

3
Sergeant Flagg - -
  Soldiering for wages --
loving, and fighting -- for 
fun.

       . . . Victor MacLaglen

4
"Watch me get Flagg's
 goat!"

5
"You may be all the
 world to the women -
 but you're a pain in the
 mess-kit to me."

6
Shanghai Mabel - -
  Who has just divorced the
army and is announcing 
her engagement to the
Marines.

7
"Here's to th' Marines -
 an' if anybody don't
 like us, you know what
 they can do."

8
"Go down and get
 my fan!"

9
"Come back in about
 five minutes - I'll get
 rid of Flagg."

10
"Hey! You bums! Don't
 forget you're in the
 presence of a lady."

11
"You've got the manners
 of a wild bull - Throw
 the rough-house gent
 out of here."

12
Later - -
  In the Philippines,
where the wandering
Marines patrol the far-
flung outpost of a
nation.

13
"No women!"

14
"Wait here. I'll get some
 beer and sandwiches
 an' we'll ride up in th'
 hills."

15
France, 1914 - -
   Aflame with War -
civilization dedicated to
destruction - fields of
production drenched
with blood - -

16
A land laid waste.

17
Then, in 1917, America
 joined the Allies and 
the old Marines were in 
the biggest war of all.

18
With them, Flagg, now
 a captain - working
at his trade of War.

19
"Be ready to move
 up - get th' lead out
 of your pants, and
 lay off these French
 broads."

20
"Somebody's been giving
 me the razzberry ever
 since we left Hoboken -"

21
"- - and it sounds like
 your bugle, Lipinsky!"

22
"No, sir - - I couldn't
 make no funny noises
 with a nose like mine."

23
"Kiper, find out who's
 giving me th' bird an'
 I'll slip you twenty bucks."

24
Lieutenant Moore. 
  Who took his war 
seriously.

25
"I am ze Mayor - My
 welcome speech you
 have now, M'sieu? Or
 later?"

26
"This is 'Cognac Pete',
 mon capitaine - you
 will be billeted at
 his inn."

27
Charmaine -- --
   Thrilled by war in her
front yard - fascinated by
the men who stop at her
smile on their way to die.

          . . . Dolores Del Rio

28
"Get that funny look
 off your pan and put
 my stuff away!"

29
"Shell holes in the bed?"

30
"From Charmaine's bed,
 mon capitaine!"

31
"This room is so near
 the bar, I'd sleep with
 my mouth open. How
 about a bed upstairs?"

32
Cognac Pete's - -
   Where one could see
some of the best Noses
that bloom in Picardy.

33
"Gimme my two francs
 change!"

34
"Give zem nothing, free."

35
"Allez! Allez! Go jomp
 in ze canal."

36
"Let's tell her that story
 about th' travellin' man
 from Pittsburgh -- --"

37
"- an' don't fall fer any
 dumb captains - - me
 an' Lipinsky will wise
 ya up!"

38
"About-Face!"

39
"Aw, those are just th'
 names of some loving
 relatives -- -- sorta
 international relations."

40
"Anybody know where's the
 company commander?"

41
"MON CAPITAINE!"

42
"Ten days leave! When
 that new top sergeant
 reports, I'll shove off
 for Bar-le-Duc!"

43
Cannon fodder.
  Young and green
replacements. Boys
from every walk of life.

44
"What was your job
 back home?"

45
"This man's war is sure 
 a great relief to me, 
 Cap'n - -"

46
"- You see, my mother-
 in-law dug in for the
 winter, and - -"

47
"There's three things I
 never do - and that I
 won't stand from you
 chocolate soldiers - -"

48
"- Running wild with 
 these French dames,
 getting drunk, and fight-
 ing among yourselves."

49
"There's something rotten
 about a world that's got
 to be wet down every
 thirty years with the
 blood of boys like those -"

50
"Sir -- -- I've lost my
 identification tag."

51
"What must I do? Bust
 out crying? Who cares?"

52
"My -- -- my Mother
 would care, Sir -- --
 if anything should
 happen to me -- --"

53
"Hey! You Mother's
 Boy -- --!"

54
"Scratch my name off 
 this. Nobody cares
 about me. If I forget
 who I am, I'll look in
 my hat."

55
"That kid needs his
 mother more than
 this war needs him."

56
"We're shoving off for
 Bar-le-Duc as soon as
 that new top sergeant
 gets here."

57
Diplomacy is always
 a part of war -- --

58
"You take Charmaine
 to Bar-le-Duc, yes?"

59
"Nothin' doin'! That town
 is full of old French
 generals who eat little
 country girls."

60
"You don take me. You
 don love me. I don
 wear your geeft."

61
"Captain Flagg!"

62
"Sergeant Quirt!"

63
"You've been a jinx
 to me for years; but
 you're a good top
 sergeant and that's
 what I need!"

64
"Thank you, Captain
 Flagg! Personally, I'd
 as soon find a skunk
 in my sleeping bag."

65
"Gentlemen, this is First
 Sergeant Quirt - -"

66
"I've soldiered with him
 around the world, and
 there isn't a smarter
 Marine afloat or ashore -"

67
"- in fact, that's his
 trouble - - he's too
 smart - -"

68
"- but when he's drunk, he's
 the lousiest, filthiest bum
 that ever wore a uniform.
 Why, he's even worse than
 I am - and I won't allow that!"

69
"He's a shifty baby, so don't
 lend him any money, and
 don't let the men play cards
 with him. He knows every
 trick in the deck except
 how to deal himself a
 commission."

70
"Drill the tail off the
 puppies. Keep 'em in
 hot water until they're
 hard boiled."

71
"Where do you live?"

72
"Wiz my father, Cognac
 Pete."

73
"I'll stay at Cognac
 Pete's!"

74
Rain - muck - then
 letters from home -
filtering through like
sunshine - -

75
Bar-le-Duc - -
  Where Captain Flagg
was trying to liquidate
France's debt to America.

76
"Ah, Monsieur, I geeve
 you kiss. Vous êtes un
 grand soldat."

77
"How much is it?"

78
"Poor, poor Mothair's
 Boy - sick wiz homesick
 fever."

79
"Ninety miles to go
 and two hours to
 make it. Figure it 
 out for yourself - an'
 take the short-cut."

80
"Vive la France!"

81
"Watch yourself - the
 skipper's coming."

82
"This is the best war
 I ever attended!"

83
"Get me some pillows
 and a bottle of wine -
 an' tell Charmaine Papa's
 here."

84
"Boy! I'm sittin' pretty.
 I took Bar-le-Duc with-
 out a struggle - -"

85
"Sir - civilian outside
 says someone wrecked
 his daughter - -"

86
"Quirt, I warned the
 men about these
 French dolls!"

87 [animated text appears rapidly one
    word and then one line at a time]
"Mais, mon capitaine, voila

que les Americains arrivent.

Ils sont grands et forts et -"

88 [animated text appears rapidly one
    word and then one line at a time]
"- ils demandent toujours

ce qu'ils veulent, ils ne

s'accoutument pas a nos -"

89
"This Frog is making
 a squawk - - try to
 square it."

90
"He says he wants
 the man to marry
 Charmaine and give
 him 500 francs - -"

91
"Tell him I'll pay 300
 francs - - but the
 wedding is O U T!"

92
"He's going to General 
 Headquarters to prefer
 charges."

93
"Think fast, Captain
 Flagg!"

94
"Think fast, Captain
 Flagg! Think fast!"

95
"Tell him to name
 the man!"

96
"Now who's S.O.L.?"

97
"HOT DOG! You've taken
 the detail right out of
 my hands!"

98
"Don't try to frame me
 with your shot-gun
 wedding - you can't
 run this rooky outfit
 without a top sergeant."

99
"No? Well, I can muster
 a firing squad when
 the court-martial gets
 through with you."

100
"Hurry up and sign
 over that pay to
 your new wife!"

101
"We're moving in - get
 the outfit ready!"

102
"Go down to the manure
 pile, dust off the Mayor
 and bring him here!
 We'll march Quirt off
 to war a bridegroom!"

103
"You bet your life he
 takes her!"

104
"My heart - she ees my
 own. I don sell her."

105
"Sorry to disappoint you,
 Captain - but I seldom
 get married - -"

106
"I'll be back, Charmaine."

107
"I'll be back first!"

108
"You've been awfully
 kind - will you watch
 for letters from my
 Mother for me - -?"

109
"Aw, go jump in the
 creek!"

110
Night - -
  Flares against the dark-
ness - deafening roar of
guns - shriek of shells -
hour after hour the rain of
blood and steel - -

111
"We'll push into that
 town under cover of
 our own barrage."

112
"Only a hundred yards,
 men - don't stop unless
 you meet a bullet. Fix
 bayonets!"

113
"Fix Bayonets!"

114
"Follow me!"

115
Through the Scarlet Night -
 - a dressing station
beneath the earth - that
earth to which so many will
return before the mocking 
guns of glory cease.

116
"Let these men get up
 ahead - I'm all right."

117
"Captain - Captain Flagg -
 Stop the blood - -"

118
"My men look at me like
 whipped dogs - -"

119
"- white faced boys
 with the stink of
 the dead in their
 nostrils - -"

120
"- and all night long
 that wounded sniper
 in a tree screaming
 for mercy!"

121
"You talk about honor
 and courage, and a man
 bleeds to death on a
 cross above your head."

122
"Flagg! I'm going to
 take my boys out of
 the muck and blood.
 And I'll kill you if you
 stand in my way."

123
"WHAT PRICE GLORY,
 NOW?"

124
"Yer brains are dusty!"

125
Gas - -

126
Then - when the blood
 and youth of nations
had been sacrificed for
mastery of a village -

127
"They sent me babies
 to baptize in blood
 and fire. You've gone
 through it and - -"

128
"- from one old soldier
 to another, I'm as proud
 of you as America
 should be!"

129
"BRAVO, Captain Flagg,
 BRAVO!"

130
"I'm motoring back to
 Charmaine - any little
 message you'd like to
 send?"

131
"You musta stuck your
 leg up on purpose to
 get shot so's you could
 get sent back!"

132
"They're sending the dead
 to bury in Charmaine's
 town - look out you
 don't get mixed in 
 with 'em!"

133
"Où est mon Sergeant?"

134
"And le grand Capitaine
 Flagg?"

135
"And dat leetle Mothair's
 Boy? I have a letter
 for him from home."

136
"The Mother's Boy has
 gone - West."

137
The Field of Glory - -

138
"It's the heart, Nursie,
 it's the heart!"

139
Eager hours - two men
 coming back - a girl
 waiting - for one.

140
"You little rascal - you
 knew Papa was coming!"

141
"So you sneaked around
 and beat me back?"

142
"Certainly I beat you
 back. I can beat you
 fighting, and thinking,
 and talking, and - -
 loving."

143
"I'll go outside and
 shoot you at fifty
 paces for her!"

144
"You must think I'm
 a big boob! You - -
 Harry Quirt - - the
 best pistol shot in the
 service!"

145
"Don fight. Don fight.
 You love each other,
 yes?"

146
"Flagg - here's to your
 health - I hope it's bad."

147
"Why don't you be a
 good guy and blow
 your brains out?"

148
"That wouldn't do any
 good - - you've been
 living for years without
 brains!"

149
"Take your arm away
 from Charmaine!"

150
"If you want it away,
 just try an' move it!"

151
"I'll deal you cards for
 her - -"

152
"High man takes the
 girl - low man takes
 a walk!"

153
"You're wrong! High
 man gets the gun - low
 man gets a start from
 here to the door!"

154
"Ah, Monsieur, you have
 my heart."

155
"Non. Non. Le Sergeant,
 he have all my love."

156
"Well, I guess that lets
 me out - -"

157
"Now I can go and sleep
 for a week an' forget
 war an' women."

158
"Outfit's ordered back
 in. Moving now, sir,
 back in."

159
"They gave me leave of
 absence and I'm goin'
 to take it!"

160
"- tell 'em you couldn't
 find me - let the General
 Staff go wallowing in
 the blood!"

161
"Charmaine girl, this war
 and glory racket is
 sorta like a religion."

162
"- th' bugle sounds an'
 we answer. We break
 every pledge but one.
 Somehow, that call
 finds the old Marines -
 always faithful - -"

163
"I salute you, Captain
 Flagg. You are a
 brave man."

164
"Goodbye, Charmaine. In
 all this dirt and muck
 I've found something to
 come back for - I guess
 it's - love."

165
"HEY, FLAGG!"

166
"WAIT FOR BABY!"

167
"They came back once -
 they came back twice -
 they will not come back
 three times."

168
"They are so strong
 and beautiful. They
 are too young to -
 die - -"



THE END


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