“I left you with a wounded man on a wire, and you leave me with a mine to sit on.”
Unfortunately, this film’s two primary sub-plots — the love triangle between March, Lang, and Baxter:
… and the challenges of Baxter commanding his aged father:
… aren’t all that compelling, but there are some incredibly intense battle scenes (i.e., the French squadron listening as an explosive-filled tunnel is built above their heads) that make it worth a one-time look by those interested in movies from and of this era.
Interestingly, Hawks’ first feature-length film was also titled The Road to Glory (1926), though it appears to have an entirely different plot and not be related in any way.
Redeeming Qualities and Moments: