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About Face (1942)

 -  Short | Comedy  -  16 April 1942 (USA)
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Two army sergeants, one dumb-tough and one mild-mannered, get into a saloon brawl, crash a high-society party, and end up in a car wreck.


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Complete credited cast:
William Tracy ...
Joe Sawyer ...
Jean Porter ...
Betty Marlowe
Mrs. Culpepper
Veda Ann Borg ...
Daisy, Blonde Hustler
Joe Cunningham ...
Col. Gunning
Harold Goodwin ...
Capt. Caldwell
Bartender Jerry
Dick Wessel ...
Bartender Charlie
Rental Car Manager


Two army sergeants, one dumb-tough and one mild-mannered, get into a saloon brawl, crash a high-society party, and end up in a car wreck.

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Short | Comedy






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16 April 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Antro de Espiões  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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24 May 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

About Face (1942)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Another entry in the Doubleday/Aimes series with this one turning out to be one of the better films in the series. This time out Aimes (Joe Sawyer) puts his hatred of Doubleday (William Tracy) to the side when he learns that Doubleday has a hundred bucks in his pocket. Aimes takes the mild mannered Sgt. out for a good time but only trouble follows. This film runs just over 40-minutes and if you've seen any of the other's in the series then you know what to expect here. There's nothing earth shattering or ground breaking in this series but I've found them all rather pleasant entertainment and this one here offers plenty of laughs as well. The climax of the film has the boys getting into a fight with several sailors and they all settle it by destroying each others cars, which makes for some very funny sequences. There's an earlier sequence where Doubleday takes Aimes to a woman's meeting but the dumb Aimes takes it as some sort of party. Tracy is his usual self here but I think the real key of the series is due to Sawyer as the dumb ox who can't stay out of trouble. The two work very well together and makes for a nice entertainment.

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