Sunday, November 11, 2018

The Big Parade -- November 11, 2018
100 years ago today, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the Armistice went into effect and the fighting stopped. The day was known for many years as Armistice Day.

In 1925, M-G-M release King Vidor's The Big Parade, which turned out to be a big hit.  John Gilbert plays Jim, a boy from a rich family.  He doesn't want to enlist, but friends persuade him to change his mind.  Adorable Renée Adorée is Melisande, a French peasant.

Back in 2014, I wrote about an excellent DVD release:

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