The Big Parade

The Big Parade (1925)

The epic of the American doughboy!

  • Genre: Romance, War, Drama
  • Release Date: 1925-11-05
  • User Rating: 7.6/10 from 101 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 31min
  • Language: No Language
  • Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: King Vidor
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From 101 Ratings


The story of an idle rich boy who joins the US Army's Rainbow Division and is sent to France to fight in World War I, becomes friends with two working class men, experiences the horrors of trench warfare, and finds love with a French girl.

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  • John Gilbert

    as James 'Jim' Apperson
  • Renée Adorée

    as Melisande
  • Hobart Bosworth

    as Mr. Apperson
  • Claire McDowell

    as Mrs. Apperson
  • Claire Adams

    as Justyn Reed
  • Robert Ober

    as Harry Apperson
  • Tom O'Brien

    as Michael Olysius 'Bull' O'Hara
  • Karl Dane

    as 'Slim' Jensen
  • Rosita Marstini

    as Melisande's Mother
  • Julanne Johnston

    as Justine Devereux (uncredited)
  • Kathleen Key

    as Miss Apperson (uncredited)
  • Carl Roup

    as Doughboy (uncredited)
Production Irving Thalberg Producer
Camera Charles Van Enger Director of Photography
Writing Joseph Farnham Theatre Play
Directing King Vidor Director
Writing Harry Behn Screenplay
Sound William Axt Music
Sound Maurice Baron Music
Sound David Mendoza Music
Camera John Arnold Director of Photography
Editing Hugh Wynn Editor