The Road to Glory

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Warner Baxter and June Lang in an original publicity still.  June wasn’t bad, but she wasn’t memorable either.  She was born in Minneapolis, and had 48 acting credits from an uncredited bit in 1931 to a 1968 tv episode.

The Road to Glory

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Howard Hawks behind the scenes of The Road to Glory (1936) with Fredric March.  Fred was one of two Oscar winners in the film, including Warner Baxter, and the Oscars weren’t even 10 years old.

The Road to Glory was posted on youtube in Oct 2019 and it is still there.

The Road to Glory

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Warner Baxter and June Lang in a publicity still for The Road to Glory (1936).

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Warner Baxter and June Lang in an original publicity still for The Road to Glory (1936).  Warner was a 1930 Oscar winner as the Cisco Kid in In Old Arizona, and a big name actor of the time.  His star rather quickly dimmed, but he managed to earn 108 acting credits through 1950.

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The Road to Glory premiered Jun 2, 1936, and was Howard Hawks’ 20th film as a director.  It was his first sound film at 20th Century Fox, after making all eight of his silent films at the studio.

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Fredric March, June Lang and Edythe Raynore in an original publicity still for The Road to Glory (1936).  Fred was a big movie star of the time, with many popular films and an Oscar for Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1932), and later for The Best Years of Our Lives (1946).

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Warner Baxter, on the left, synchs his watch with the other soldiers in an original publicity still for Howard Hawks’ World War I film, The Road to Glory (1936).  Hawks’ only Oscar nomination was for his second film set in World War I, Sergeant York (1941).

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June Lang and Warner Baxter in a screencap from The Road to Glory (1936)

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Howard Hawks in the director’s chair on the set of The Road to Glory (1936) with Warner Baxter, June Lang and an unnamed woman.

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Howard Hawks in the director’s chair on the set of The Road to Glory (1936) with Warner Baxter, June Lang, and an unknown woman.

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The Road to Glory (1936) was Howard Hawks’ return to 20th Century Fox Pictures after directing eight silent films at the studio in the 20s.

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Warner Baxter and Victor Killian in an original publicity still for The Road to Glory (1936).  Victor was also in Howard Hawks’ Only Angels Have Wings.

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The Road to Glory (1936) was Howard Hawks’ return to the war genre, after his first sound film, The Dawn Patrol (1930)

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Fredric March, Lionel Barrymore and Warner Baxter in a publicity still for The Road to Glory (1936).  All three actors were big stars at the time.

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foreign poster for The Road to Glory (1936)