The Road to Glory

Synopsis: In 1916, somewhere in the front in France in World War I, the 5th Company in the 2nd Battalion of the 39th Regiment created by Napoleon Bonaparte and leaded by the tough Captain Paul La Roche receives among the replacements, Lieutenant Michel Denet and private Moran. When Lt. Denet meets the nurse Monique La Coste, who is Capt. La Roche's mistress but he doe not know, they fall in love for each other. When Capt. La Roche sees the old Pvt. Moran in his inspection, he identifies his father using a fake identity. Meanwhile, the 39th Regiment receives order to go to the trenches, attack the German lines and install a telephone in the front to guide the artillery.
Genre: Drama, War
Director(s): Howard Hawks
Production: 20th Century Fox
103 min

Perhaps it's because

I'm a veteran too.

Don't go yet. Please,

just for a moment.

It was only that... were very lovely to look at...

...and I didn't want you to go away.

You see, it...

I don't know, a soldier doesn't find

moments of beauty and so...

...when one does come

along be snatches at it.

And why not?

A bomb or a shell may get

either of us tomorrow.

Why not take a moment like this

and sort of make the most of it?

It may be our last.

That was very dramatic.

Yeah, I rather thought so.

You know, that's the

soldier's approach.

Not the enlisted soldier's, you

understand. No, he's more pointed.

The commissioned soldier...

...he uses a little more finesse,

it seems to me...

...and he beats about

the bush a little longer.

And this is your usual approach?


There's a great deal to be said for

the enlisted man's practice of...

Have you finished?


...if you don't want this, you might

have the politeness to slap me...

...because we'll never get

anywhere with your attitude.

It's unfair.

Wait, please. I haven't finished.

I was just preparing to apologize.

- You needn't bother.

Will you tell me your name?


At least your hospital unit.

I don't think I'd better.

Goodbye, Lieutenant.

Captain's quarters?

- Right in there, sir.

Thank you.

No, no. If it's not here in half

an hour it will be too late.

At ease, men.

I'm the new platoon commander.

- Sergeant Regnier, sir.

How are you, Sergeant?


Captain LaRoche here?

- He's expecting you.

Take care of that for me, will you?

Come in.

Lieutenant Denet reporting, sir.

- You should've arrived 2 hours ago.

I ran into a difficulty, sir.

- Air raid?

In a way, yes.

Let's see. In civil life... were a pianist.

I was a student.

Otherwise your record's not bad.

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Joel Sayre

Joel Sayre (December 13, 1900 – September 9, 1979) was an American novelist, war reporter, and screenwriter born in Marion, Indiana. He was the chief screenwriter for the 1939 film Gunga Din. He died on the September 9, 1979 of heart failure. His daughter was the film critic and essayist, Nora Sayre. more…

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