The Road to Glory

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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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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Howard Hawks directing Fredric March, Lionel Barrymore and Warner Baxter in The Road to Glory (1936)

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Warner Baxter. June Lang and Fredric March in The Road to Glory (1936).

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Warner Baxter, June Lang and Fredric March in another Howard Hawks triangle in The Road to Glory (1936).

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June Lang and Fredric March in a publicity still for The Road to Glory (1936)

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Fredric March in a publicity still for The Road to Glory (1936)

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Fredric March and June Lang in a screencap from The Road to Glory (1936).  Fredric had a great career before and after The Road to Glory, but June couldn’t capitalize on a fine performance in her big break.

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Fredric March in a screencap from The Road to Glory (1936), Howard Hawks’ return to 20th Century Fox, after directing eight silent films at the studio.  Like their neglect of Hawks’ silent films, The Road to Glory has never had a proper home video release, and is ripe for a restoration.

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Warner Baxter and Fredric March seem to be more interested in each other than in June Lang in a publicity photo for The Road to Glory (1936).

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Fredric March and Lionel Barrymore get down to shield themselves from the effects of World War I in a screencap from The Road to Glory (1936).

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Fredric March and June Lang in a publicity still for The Road to Glory (1936), Howard Hawks’ second World War I film, after The Dawn Patrol.  Today We Live is also set during World War I, but most of the film takes place with Joan Crawford back home in an unconvincing  England.  Air Force was his World War II film.

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Fredric March in a screencap from The Road to Glory (1936).  Two men and a girl is a common theme in Howard Hawks’ career, from A Girl in Every Port (1928) to El Dorado (1966).

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June Lang has a tough time choosing between Fredric March and Warner Baxter in The Road to Glory (1936).

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Warner Baxter is the Captain and Fredric March is the Lieutenant in The Road to Glory (1936).