1925 | 'The Big Parade'

King Vidor's World War I epic was notable for its brutal scenes of German snipers gunning down U.S. soldiers, while another wounded soldier is shown with blood running down his head. Star John Gilbert's character loses his leg when his character is hit by German mortar fire -- an unusually graphic scene for its time.

( MGM / Associated Press )

King Vidor's World War I epic was notable for its brutal scenes of German snipers gunning down U.S. soldiers, while another wounded soldier is shown with blood running down his head. Star John Gilbert's character loses his leg when his character is hit by German mortar fire -- an unusually graphic scene for its time.

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