THE BIG PARADE (1925)

Sponsored by Palm Theatre

Wealthy young idler Jim Apperson (John Gilbert) enlists during the early days of World War I, to the worry of his mother (Claire McDowell) and the pride of his father (Hobart Bosworth). Sent to the front lines in the French countryside, Jim bonds with his working-class bunkmates and falls in love with young French farm girl Melisande despite having a girlfriend back home. But the romance of war is soon shattered for good. This 1925 silent film directed by King Vidor features a wonderful score by Carl Davis.

Introduced by UCLA Film Studies PhD and lecturer, Jonathan Kuntz.

128 min

Director: King Vidor
Writers: King Vidor, Laurence Stallings, Harry Behn, Joseph W. Farnham

Sunday, March 22 – Palm – 3:00pm