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Mooching Through Georgia (1939)

A man relates how he outwitted the Yankee army during the Civil War.

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Homer Cobb
Monte Collins ...
Cyrus Cobb, Homer's Brother (as Monty Collins)
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Lula Belle (as Jill Martin)
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Two old soldiers, Jeb and Homer, chat about the Civil War. Homer tells his story of being a Kentucky youth, who enlists with the South only to discover that his brother has joined the Blues. He's captured and his brother frees him, then the tide turns and it's Homer who has to rescue his brother. When the North retakes the town, Homer must use all his wits - and a few short logs of wood - to save himself. Have he and Jeb met before? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Worth marching miles to see Buster on this laughing spree!

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11 August 1939 (USA)  »

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Vagabondo per la Georgia  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Edited into Uncivil War Birds (1946) See more »

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Surprisingly watchable
17 January 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Keatonphiles consider Buster's stint at Columbia in the late 1930s and early 1940s to be the nadir of his career. The MGM talkies were awful and not right for his style, but some of them were watchable and all had good production values and supporting players. The Educational shorts, made while Keaton was depressed and drinking almost constantly, are much better than their reputation, even managing to be creative and funny even if they don't approach the greatness of Keaton's independent work. But Columbia? The home of the Three Stooges? Not a fit for Keaton at all, especially when he was given awful material and paired with Elsie Ames, the human embodiment of shrillness itself, ugh.

Mooching Through Georgia (1939) is surprisingly good for a Keaton Columbia short. Buster is kind of a dope, but he is allowed clever and resourceful moments a midst the uninspired slapstick and silly accents. The Civil War setting might make you pine for The General (1926), but it's pretty good nevertheless. Not a gem, but overall painless.


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