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Sons o' Guns (1936)

Approved | | Comedy | 30 May 1936 (USA)
Broadway star Jimmy Canfield stars in a patriotic show on the great white way during WWI. He plays the heroic soldier, but he is doesn't want to join the Army. To evade some troubles with ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Yvonne
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Mary Harper
Eric Blore ...
Hobson
Craig Reynolds ...
Lieut. Burton
Wini Shaw ...
Bernice Pearce (as Winifred Shaw)
Joe King ...
General Harper (as Joseph King)
Robert Barrat ...
Pierre
G.P. Huntley ...
Capt. Ponsonby-Falcke (as G.P. Huntley Jr.)
Frank Mitchell ...
Ritter
Bert Roach ...
Vogel
David Worth ...
Arthur Travers (as Dave Worth)
Hans Joby ...
German Prisoner
Michael Mark ...
Carl
Otto Fries ...
German Spy
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Broadway star Jimmy Canfield stars in a patriotic show on the great white way during WWI. He plays the heroic soldier, but he is doesn't want to join the Army. To evade some troubles with Berenice, another actress, he acts like joining the forces going over there, but that turns out to be real. In France he falls in love with Yvonne, a French barmaid and is arrested as spy. He escapes from prison, only to end in the uniform of a German officer leading "his" soldiers in an Allied trap. But being escaped from prison and wearing the enemy's uniform isn't that healthy in wartime.... Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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30 May 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Han stod i rök och damm  »

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The musical play, Sons O' Guns, opened at the Imperial Theatre in New York on 26 November 1929 and closed on 9 August 1930 after 295 performances. Co-Writer Jack Donahue played 'Jimmy Canfield' in the opening night cast, which also included Lili Damita as Yvonne and William Frawley as Hobson. See more »

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The two German spies, Otto Fries and Mischa Auer are vocally identified onscreen as Ritter and Vogel, the character names listed in the credits for Frank Mitchell and Bert Roach. Mitchell and Roach are 2 Germans taken prisoner by Jimmy. Joe King is listed as General Harper, but he's called Colonel in the movie. See more »

Soundtracks

There's a Long, Long Trail
(1915) (uncredited)
Music by Zo Elliott
Lyrics by Stoddard King
Sung by the soldiers at the Café de la Lune
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Not Great but not the Worse Moves ever made.
30 May 2014 | by (Harrison, Michigan) – See all my reviews

I caught this the other day on TCM and decided to watch it and hope to be entertained for a few hours. I was happily rewarded. Where this might not be the Greatest Movie it had it's Moments where it was enjoyable and kept me wondering where it was going.

There was some interesting Silent Movie Moments which I enjoyed during the stage show in the Military Camp being my favorite Highlight.

Joan Blondell was Beautiful of course and her song and Dance Number was an Added bonus.

I wouldn't go out of my way to watch it again or even think about Recording it just to watch it at a later date. But if I had the time I would keep it on in the background if I caught it again while I go about doing House Work or reading a Book.


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