236 total votes
The Big Parade

The Big Parade

The Big Parade is a 1925 American silent film directed by King Vidor and starring John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, Hobart Bosworth, and Claire McDowell. Adapted by Harry Behn from the play by Joseph Farnham and the autobiographical novel Plumes by Laurence Stallings, the film is about an idle rich boy who joins the US Army's Rainbow Division and is sent to France to fight in World War I, becomes a friend of two working class men, experiences the horrors of trench warfare, and finds love with a French girl. The film was groundbreaking for not glorifying the war or ignoring its human costs, exemplified by the lead character's loss of a leg from battle wounds. It heavily influenc ... more on Wikipedia

The Big Parade is ranked on...

#23 of 96 Early Technicolor Films 1.5k VOTES A list of early Technicolor Films, with pictures where possible. Color movies first appeared as early as 1903. Today, most f...
#32 of 76 The Best World War 1 Movies 12.3k VOTES This is a list of the best World War 1 movies ever made with pictures. The following WW1 films list can be sorted by cast, y...
#22 of 71 The Best 1920s Silent Movies 627 VOTES If not for the greatest silent movies of the '20s, we wouldn't have the same cinematic knowledge and techniques that we do...
#1 of 200 The Best Movies of 1925 864 VOTES List of the best movies of 1925, with movie trailers when available. These top movies of 1925 are listed by popularity, so t...
The First Color Movies 13.3k VIEWS A list of the first color movies, with pictures where possible. Color movies first appeared as early as 1903. Today, most fi...

The Big Parade is also found on...

List of Films Scored By William Axt Films in The National Film Registry List of All Movies Released in 1925 List of Silent Movies