Passed | | Drama, War
A sculptor who doesn't want to have any part of World War I is shamed by his girlfriend into joining the army. He becomes a fighter pilot, and undergoes a complete personality change.
Elizabeth Allan was borrowed from MGM for this picture.
2nd Lt. Rex 'Rocky' Thorne:
For the glory of my country. Tell me, Nancy: are these worth forty-two dead men? Are they worth one dead man?
Nancy Adams: Oh, Rocky.
2nd Lt. Rex 'Rocky' Thorne: I knew the answer once. I was sure of it. Why did I forget?
Nancy Adams: We all forgot it, Rocky.
2nd Lt. Rex 'Rocky' Thorne: Most of us never knew. We never realized. ...
Early in the film, a man enters the garden party and yells "We're in it at last! President Wilson has declared war!" American presidents can NOT declare war; they must ask for a declaration of war from the U.S. Congress. This was voted on and approved by Congress on April 6, 1917.