The Road to Glory

Warner Baxter and June Lang in an original publicity still for The Road to Glory (1936).  One of Hawks’ lesser known films, it’s a good film, and very watchable for classic film fans.  Hawks only made four weak films in his career.

It was posted on youtube in Oct 2019.  and it is still there in May 2020, but it may get yanked at any time.

The Road to Glory

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.

The Road to Glory

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).

The Road to Glory

The Road to Glory premiered Feb 7, 1926 in the US, Mar 25 in London, and Sep 3 in France.  This is Howard Hawks’ first film as a director, although he is mentioned twice in this ad, as the film’s writer and producer.

It was not a success, despite a wide international release.  Hawks understood it was too serious and depressing, which he corrected with his second release.  Nothing survives from the film.

The Road to Glory

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.

The Road to Glory (1926)

May McAvoy in a publicity still for The Road to Glory (1926), Howard Hawks’ lost first film as a director.

The Road to Glory

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.

The Road to Glory

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.

The Road to Glory

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.

The Road to Glory

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

The Road to Glory

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)

The Road to Glory

The Road to Glory was Howard Hawks’ second of three films released in 1936, after Ceiling Zero and before Come and Get It.

The Road to Glory

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