November 1941

Ripsnorting Rip Van Winkles Shades of 1914

Volume 25, Issue 4

IN the middle 1920's when World War I was being fought lustily all over again on stage and screen, Capt. Flagg and Sgt. Quirt appeared, the first two realistic fighting men to be dramatized. They were the characters in the famous play about the Marines, "What Price Glory." Their job was debunking the heroism of the other war plays. They were such strong characterizations that Capt. Flagg and Sgt. Quirt were remembered long after the intellectual characters in other war plays were forgotten.

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