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Half Shot at Sunrise (1930)

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

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Tommy Turner
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Gilbert Simpson
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Annette Marshall
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Col. Marshall
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Mrs. Marshall
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Olga
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Lt. Jim Reed
Roberta Robinson ...
Eileen
Jack Rutherford ...
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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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Comedy | Musical

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Passed
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4 October 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fusilamiento al amanecer  »

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(RCA Photophone System)

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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

WHISTLING THE BLUES AWAY
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Tierney
Lyrics by Anne Caldwell
Performed by Bert Wheeler & Dorothy Lee
Later danced at Pierre's café by Original John Tiller Girls
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Dated but Fun
24 April 2004 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

Wheeler and Woolsey play two service men during the First World War and go AWOL in Paris changing identities as they go to avoid being captured. How good they are at not being caught is best summed up early in the film when the steal their image off a photograph. Its lunacy from an earlier era and at times its quite funny. The duo made numerous film through the mid 1930's stopping only when Woolsey died of kidney failure.

This is a film thats not quite on par with the duos later films. Thats not to say its not funny, it is; its just that films were still feeling their way around sound and so the cameras often had limited motion and set ups which make them feel stiff. If you can get past that feeling and want to see an under appreciated comedy duo then rent this or any of the other Wheeler and Woolsey films.


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