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The Better 'Ole (1926)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, War, Drama  |  23 October 1926 (USA)
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The adventures of Old Bill and his friends Bert and Alf in the trenches of the first World War.

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The adventures of Old Bill and his friends Bert and Alf in the trenches of the first World War.

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Comedy | War | Drama

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23 October 1926 (USA)  »

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A Guerra é um Buraco  »

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The second Vitaphone feature, with music and sound effects, after Don Juan (1926). See more »

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There was no cast list per se. Some actors were credited by intertitles when they first appeared. Syd Chaplin was credited above the title and his full character name was supplied in an intertitle. See more »

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Version of Carry On (1919) See more »

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Bairnsfather's other films
1 January 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

There is more about Bairnsfather's films in his biography - IN SEARCH OF THE BETTER OLE published by Pen and Sword Books, Barnsley, UK. His most famous cartoon was the Better Ole but his most famous film was 'Carry on Sergeant' the phrase that gets most Army Officers through wars. The film was made in Canada in 1928 but caused furore in the country when a Canadian soldier was shown going upstairs with a girl in an estaminet. It did not do well mainly because it was a silent film just at the time that the talkies were taking off eg The Jazz Singer. Originally 14 reels long it has been shortened in the modern era and has been shown on Canadian television. Other films by Bairnsfather are The Better Ole 1918, Old Bill through the Ages 1924, The Better Ole 1926, Vitaphone personal appearance 1927 and Old Bill and Son 1941.


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