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The Road to Glory

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The Road to Glory
Movie Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Howard Hawks
Release Date September 4, 1936
Language English
Studio Twentieth Century Fox
Distributor Twentieth Century Fox
Main Cast
Character Actor
Lt. Michel Denet Fredric March
Capt. Paul La Roche Warner Baxter
Papa La Roche /
Pvt. Morin
Lionel Barrymore
Monique La Coste June Lang
Russian Soldier Gregory Ratoff
Tall Sergeant Victor Kilian
Second Volunteer Paul Fix

The Road to Glory is a 1936 American movie directed by Howard Hawks. France during the early stage of World War One: Free-thinking Lt. Michel Denet is assigned to Capt. Paul La Roche's troop. Soon, he fell in love with the nurse La Roche's unaware that she is the girlfriend of his superior. Meanwhile, the war continues unceasingly.

This is the American remake of the 1932 French movie Wooden Crosses of which many fight scenes have been cut in.

The following weapons were used in the film The Road to Glory:


MAS Mle. 1892

Capt. Paul La Roche (Warner Baxter) and Lt. Michel Denet (Fredric March) and other French officers are armed with Mle 1892 Revolvers.

Revolver d'ordonnance modèle 1892 - 8x27mmSR
Capt. La Roche holds his MAS revolver to show Lt. Denet that all rescue efforts are in vain to save the soldier caught in the barbed wire.
He fires his revolver into Na Man's Land.
Lt. Denet wields his revolver during the massive assault on German lines.

Chamelot-Delvigne Model 1873

The Chamelot-Delvigne Model 1873 revolver makes also two cameos from the French movie.

Chamelot-Delvigne Modèle 1873 - 11x17.8mmR
A German soldier fires his revolver. The other scene, where the Chamelot-Delvigne is seen, is shortly after, the french officer throwing himself on the ground.


Mauser Gewehr 1898

The first weapon seen in the movie is a German Gewehr 1898 carried by the French Courier (Jacques Lory) at the beginning. During the Urban battle, some German soldiers can also be seen with this rifle, but these scenes are cut in from the French movie.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The Gewehr over the Courier's back in the center.
Another view of the carried rifle in front of La Roche's room.
Two German soldiers start retreating.

Berthier Mle. 1907/15

Berthier Mle. 1907/15 rifles are used by French infantrymen including the Tall Sergeant (Victor Kilian), the "Russian soldier (Gregory Ratoff), and Pvt. Morin (Lionel Barrymore).

Fusil Berthier Modèle 1907/15 - 8x50mmR Lebel
La Roche's men marching to the front with Berthier rifles.
The soldiers waiting for the relief order in their shelter.
The "Russian" and other soldiers have their Berthiers over their backs.
Pvt. Morin carries his Berthier while talking to other soldiers.
French soldiers charging the German position.

Lebel Mle. 1886

The scenes where Lebel 1886 rifles can be seen are not directed by Howard Hawks but from Wooden Crosses.

Fusil Lebel Modèle 1886 - 8x50mmR Lebel
French soldiers going over the top with their Lebel rifles.
The rear part of one Lebel lying at the edge of the crater.

Machine Guns

Maxim MG 08

Scenes with firing Maxim MG08s are taken from the French movie.

Maxim MG 08 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A view of a firing Maxim.
The German gun crew operating their Maxim.

Hotchkiss Mle. 1914

Two Hotchkiss M1914 Machine Guns are transported by French soldiers. Like the scenes with the Maxims, these are also from Wooden Crosses.

Hotchkiss Modèle 1914 - 8x50mmR Lebel
The first Hotchkiss carried by one French soldier.

Unknown Machine Gun

An unknown machine gun is seen manned by French soldiers.

The barrel is seen behind Capt. La Roche.
A rear part view of the left side.
The muzzle is mounted in the center of the water-cooling jacket.
The right rear part and the tripod are seen

Hand Grenades

Unknown Grenades

The unknown grenades from Wooden Crosses can be seen again. Also, Pvt. Morin and other soldiers use more grenades.

The unknown grenades from Wooden Crosses.
Pvt. Morin about to pull the pin.


Canon de 155mm GPF

Canon de 155 Grande Puissance Filloux (GPF) - 155mm

Canon de 75mm mle. 1897

Canon 75 mm modèle 1897 - 75x350mmR

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