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Half Shot at Sunrise (1930)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Musical  |  4 October 1930 (USA)
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The stage stars Wheeler and Woolsey play two soldiers who go absent without leave in Paris, during World War I.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bert Wheeler ...
Tommy Turner
Robert Woolsey ...
Gilbert Simpson
Dorothy Lee ...
Annette Marshall
George MacFarlane ...
Col. Marshall
Edna May Oliver ...
Mrs. Marshall
Leni Stengel ...
Olga
Hugh Trevor ...
Lt. Jim Reed
Roberta Robinson ...
Eileen
Jack Rutherford ...
MP Sergeant (as John Rutherford)
Original John Tiller Girls ...
Performers (as The Tiller Sunshine Girls)
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Storyline

The stage stars Wheeler and Woolsey play two soldiers who go absent without leave in Paris, during World War I.

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soldier | world war one | See All (2) »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

Passed
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Release Date:

4 October 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fusilamiento al amanecer  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »


Soundtracks

You're In The Army Now
(1917) (uncredited)
Music by Isham Jones
Lyrics by Tell Taylor and Ole Olsen
Played during the opening credits
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No sunrise and very little shooting, but who cares?
28 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

Always say "Dorothy Lee" in the same breath as "Wheeler and Woolsey". Here our favorite pert, loose-limbed ingénue has a grand time singing and dancing and trading quips with the two comedians who are on the loose in Paris in 1918. The script by Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Ralph ("Five Dollars-A-Word") Spence, James Ashmore Creelman (who will always be remembered for King Kong) and the famous Broadway librettist Anne Caldwell represents a deliciously zany parade of visual and verbal nonsense which the performers endeavor to keep moving at an admirably fast pace despite the well-meaning efforts of stodgy director Paul Sloane to slow it down. A special pat on the back (if "back" is the right word) for Leni Stengel who makes quite an impression in a whole crowd of lovely Parisians. Production values are remarkably extensive. RKO were obviously expecting to clean up on this one.


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