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24 August 1929 (USA) See more »
During World War I, a French girl is romanced by an American doughboy even though she is promised to a French soldier who is fighting at the front... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Marion Davies ... Marianne
George Baxter ... André

Lawrence Gray ... Stagg

Cliff Edwards ... Soapy

Benny Rubin ... Sam

Scott Kolk ... Lieut. Frane

Robert Edeson ... The General
Emile Chautard ... Père Joseph
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ernie Alexander ... One of the Doughboys (uncredited)

Oscar Apfel ... Maj. Russart (uncredited)

John Carroll ... Doughboy (uncredited)
Drew Demorest ... Doughboy (uncredited)
Sherry Hall ... Soldier in Russart's Office (uncredited)
Seymour Kupper ... Teen-Age Boy (uncredited)

George Magrill ... Military Policeman (uncredited)
Douglas Scott ... Sylvestre (uncredited)

Harry Tenbrook ... Doughboy (uncredited)

Dick Winslow ... Teen-age boy playing accordion for soldiers' marching song (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Z. Leonard 
Writing credits
Dale Van Every (story)

Laurence Stallings (dialogue) and
Gladys Unger (dialogue)

Joseph Farnham  titles (uncredited)

Produced by
Marion Davies .... producer (uncredited)
Robert Z. Leonard .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
William Axt (uncredited)
Charles Maxwell (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Oliver T. Marsh (photographed by) (as Oliver Marsh)
Film Editing by
James C. McKay (film editor) (as James McKay)
Basil Wrangell (uncredited)
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording engineer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Adrian .... wardrobe
Music Department
Fred E. Ahlert .... music and lyrics by
Nacio Herb Brown .... interpolations
Arthur Freed .... interpolations
Jesse Greer .... interpolations
Raymond Klages .... interpolations
Roy Turk .... music and lyrics by
Crew verified as complete

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111 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric System)
USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating)

Did You Know?

One of three films Marion Davies starred in with Lawrence Gray as her leading man.See more »
Soapy:Can't you expectorate that man outta your mind?See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited from The Big Parade (1925)See more »
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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
There are much better Marion Davies pictures, 27 January 2008
Author: wlb from Sacramento CA

I have been interested in Marion Davies ever since my first visit to "The Ranch", Wm Randolph Hearst's estate in San Simeon, now a California state park.

Charlie Chaplin considered Marion to be one of the best female comedians (the IMDb spell checker can't find the female equivalent) - the tragedy as I have heard is that Hearst kept pushing her to do dramatic roles. This was one such movie - and I understand her first "talkie" (besides one of the world's first) - there are some scenes of her in a comedy role but I have to say the movie was so boring to me I hit fast forward (it is not in the theaters anymore ;-) ) - just to get to the end.

Of the Marion Davies movies I have seen, so far "Show People" is my favorite - in it you can tell she has a self-deprecating sense of humor about herself and "show people" (particularly if they have met success)

Anyway I think my giving this a "5" was generous - it seem to just wander and wander without a destination until the end.

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