History Film / TheBigParade

9th Dec '17 12:30:27 AM jamespolk
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The story follows Jim Apperson (Gilbert), an idle rich boy with a pretty girlfriend who drives a fancy car. His life takes an unexpected turn when the United States declares war on Germany in 1917 and Jim, somewhat to his own surprise, finds himself enlisting. He joins the U.S. Army's Rainbow Division in 1917 and is sent to France. He becomes friends with two working-class men, Slim the construction worker (Karl Dane) and Bull the bartender (Tom O'Brien). He also falls in love with a beautiful French farmgirl, Melisande (Renee Adoree). Their romance, however, is interrupted when Jim's unit is called up to the front and he experiences the terrors of war.

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The story follows Jim Apperson (Gilbert), an idle rich boy with a pretty girlfriend who drives a fancy car. His life takes an unexpected turn when the United States declares war on Germany in 1917 and Jim, somewhat to his own surprise, finds himself enlisting. He joins the U.S. Army's Rainbow Division in 1917 and is sent to France. He becomes friends with two working-class men, Slim the construction worker (Karl Dane) and Bull the bartender (Tom O'Brien). He also falls When their unit is billeted in a farm house, Jim winds up falling in love with a beautiful French farmgirl, Melisande (Renee Adoree). Their romance, however, is interrupted when Jim's unit is called up to the front and he experiences the terrors of war.


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* ObsessiveCompulsiveBarkeeping: Well, how ''else'' are you going to let the audience know that Bull was a bartender before the war?
9th Dec '17 12:27:42 AM jamespolk
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The story follows Jim Aspersion (Gilbert), an idle rich boy who joins the U.S. Army's Rainbow Division in 1917 and is sent to France to fight in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. He becomes friends with two working-class men, Slim (Karl Dane) and Bull (Tom O'Brien); [[WarIsHell experiences the horrors of trench warfare]]; and finds love with a French girl, Melisande (Renee Adoree).

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The story follows Jim Aspersion Apperson (Gilbert), an idle rich boy with a pretty girlfriend who drives a fancy car. His life takes an unexpected turn when the United States declares war on Germany in 1917 and Jim, somewhat to his own surprise, finds himself enlisting. He joins the U.S. Army's Rainbow Division in 1917 and is sent to France to fight in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. France. He becomes friends with two working-class men, Slim the construction worker (Karl Dane) and Bull the bartender (Tom O'Brien); [[WarIsHell experiences the horrors of trench warfare]]; and finds O'Brien). He also falls in love with a beautiful French girl, farmgirl, Melisande (Renee Adoree).
Adoree). Their romance, however, is interrupted when Jim's unit is called up to the front and he experiences the terrors of war.


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* TwoActStructure: In the first half, Jim goes off to France, acquires two goofy buddies, and falls in love in what is basically a romantic comedy. In the second half, he goes off to the front line and suffers in war.
6th Nov '17 7:05:59 PM Mdumas43073
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Adapted from Laurence Stallings' autobiographical novel ''Plumes'', the film is considered ground-breaking for presenting an unflinching look at the horror of war. It won the Photoplay Medal of Honor Award (a precursor to the Oscars) in 1925. It is believed to be the highest-grossing film of TheTwenties, having grossed something like twenty million dollars in an era where one could get a movie ticket for a quarter. It was a milestone in the early history of MGM. In 1992 ''The Big Parade'' was selected for preservation in the United States UsefulNotes/NationalFilmRegistry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

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Adapted from Laurence Stallings' autobiographical 1924 novel ''Plumes'', the film is considered ground-breaking for presenting an unflinching look at the horror of war. It won the Photoplay Medal of Honor Award (a precursor to the Oscars) in 1925. It is believed to be the highest-grossing film of TheTwenties, having grossed something like twenty million dollars in an era where one could get a movie ticket for a quarter. It was a milestone in the early history of MGM. In 1992 ''The Big Parade'' was selected for preservation in the United States UsefulNotes/NationalFilmRegistry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
6th Nov '17 7:03:08 PM Mdumas43073
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The film is considered ground-breaking for presenting an unflinching look at the horror of war. It won the Photoplay Medal of Honor Award (a precursor to the Oscars) in 1925. It is believed to be the highest-grossing film of TheTwenties, having grossed something like twenty million dollars in an era where one could get a movie ticket for a quarter. It was a milestone in the early history of MGM. In 1992 ''The Big Parade'' was selected for preservation in the United States UsefulNotes/NationalFilmRegistry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

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The Adapted from Laurence Stallings' autobiographical novel ''Plumes'', the film is considered ground-breaking for presenting an unflinching look at the horror of war. It won the Photoplay Medal of Honor Award (a precursor to the Oscars) in 1925. It is believed to be the highest-grossing film of TheTwenties, having grossed something like twenty million dollars in an era where one could get a movie ticket for a quarter. It was a milestone in the early history of MGM. In 1992 ''The Big Parade'' was selected for preservation in the United States UsefulNotes/NationalFilmRegistry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
6th Nov '17 7:01:20 PM Mdumas43073
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The story follows Jim Apperson, an idle rich boy who joins the US Army's Rainbow Division in 1917 and is sent to France to fight in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. He becomes friends with two working-class men, Slim and Bull (Karl Dane and Tom O'Brien), [[WarIsHell experiences the horrors of trench warfare]], and finds love with a French girl, Melisande (Renee Adoree).

The movie was considered ground-breaking for presenting an unflinching look at the horror of war. It won the Photoplay Medal of Honor Award (a precursor to the Oscars) in 1925. It is believed to be the highest-grossing film of TheTwenties, having grossed something like twenty million dollars in an era where one could get a movie ticket for a quarter. It was a milestone in the early history of MGM. In 1992 ''The Big Parade'' was selected for preservation in the United States UsefulNotes/NationalFilmRegistry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

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The story follows Jim Apperson, Aspersion (Gilbert), an idle rich boy who joins the US U.S. Army's Rainbow Division in 1917 and is sent to France to fight in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. He becomes friends with two working-class men, Slim (Karl Dane) and Bull (Karl Dane and Tom O'Brien), (Tom O'Brien); [[WarIsHell experiences the horrors of trench warfare]], warfare]]; and finds love with a French girl, Melisande (Renee Adoree).

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17th May '16 2:08:51 AM Mdumas43073
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5th Sep '15 7:00:57 PM nombretomado
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The movie was considered ground-breaking for presenting an unflinching look at the horror of war. It won the Photoplay Medal of Honor Award (a precursor to the Oscars) in 1925. It is believed to be the highest-grossing film of TheTwenties, having grossed something like twenty million dollars in an era where one could get a movie ticket for a quarter. It was a milestone in the early history of MGM. In 1992 ''The Big Parade'' was selected for preservation in the United States NationalFilmRegistry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

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The movie was considered ground-breaking for presenting an unflinching look at the horror of war. It won the Photoplay Medal of Honor Award (a precursor to the Oscars) in 1925. It is believed to be the highest-grossing film of TheTwenties, having grossed something like twenty million dollars in an era where one could get a movie ticket for a quarter. It was a milestone in the early history of MGM. In 1992 ''The Big Parade'' was selected for preservation in the United States NationalFilmRegistry UsefulNotes/NationalFilmRegistry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
29th Jul '15 12:26:19 PM jamespolk
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14th Jul '15 4:59:01 PM jamespolk
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'''''The Big Parade''''' is a 1925 silent film directed by Creator/KingVidor.

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28th Mar '15 12:10:57 AM Mdumas43073
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''The Big Parade'' is a 1925 silent film directed by Creator/KingVidor.

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