Directed by Frank Borzage • 1934 • United States
Starring Frankie Darro, George P. Breakston, Jimmy Butler
One of the unsung masterpieces of 1930s cinema, this adaptation of Ferenc Molnár’s novel “The Paul Street Boys” concerns the conflict that erupts between two rival street gangs—a group of kids versus a band of older boys—as they fight for the right to play in a vacant lot. When the frail young Nemeecsek (George P. Breakston) gets involved in the scuffle, the boys’ war games become all too real. Sensitively directed by Frank Borzage, who invests this searing allegory with depths of profound human feeling, NO GREATER GLORY stands as one of the greatest and most powerful antiwar films ever made.