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John Gilbert’s best known film.

John Gilbert and Renee Adoree in “The Big Parade”


THE BIG PARADE (MGM, 1925) John Gilbert‘s best-known film, is a realistic portrayal of WWI.  It was the biggest box office hit ever until GONE WITH THE WIND.  Renee Adoree was John Gilbert’s co-star.  She starred with him in more films than any of his leading ladies.  The photo above depicts the famous chewing gum scene that Gilbert and Adoree ad-libbed.  The scene inspired the Blatz company to use it to advertise their chewing gum.