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My Buddy (1944)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  12 October 1944 (USA)
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Republic, never a company to not try getting ahead of the curve and with writers who could remember the 1930's social conscience WW I vets-returning-home films, made this in mid-1944 (a ... See full summary »

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Eddie Ballinger (as Donald Barry)
Ruth Terry ...
Lola
Lynne Roberts ...
Lucy Manners
Alexander Granach ...
Tim Oberta
Emma Dunn ...
Mary Ballinger
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Father Jim Donnelly
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Pete
Jonathan Hale ...
Sen. Henry
Ray Walker ...
Russ
Joe Devlin ...
Nicky Piastro
Matt McHugh ...
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Republic, never a company to not try getting ahead of the curve and with writers who could remember the 1930's social conscience WW I vets-returning-home films, made this in mid-1944 (a full year before the end of WW II) as a don't-let-it-happen-again sermon. The semi-prologue opening finds Father Jim Donnelly before a post-war planning board in Washington and, as Priests quite often did in 1930 and 1940's films, tells his point-making story in flashback of how WW I vet Eddie Ballinger, shaken by battle experiences anyway, returns home to a job that is no longer there for him and finds "No Help Wanted" signs standing in his way of making an honest living. Despite the pleas from his mother and his sweetheart Lucy Manners, Eddie starts hauling booze for bootlegger Tim Oberta and takes up with entertainer Lola, who eventually betrays him, mainly because she is a one-name character and that's what one-name characters are there for... especially in a movie with the lead playing his 1944 ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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My Buddy
Music by Walter Donaldson
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Sung by Larry Burke
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Returning war vet turns to a life of crime
14 October 1998 | by (Tecumseh ok) – See all my reviews

The story of a soldier deeply affected by the death of his best friend in combat. When soldier(Barry)returns home, he is unable to adjust,find work-soon falls in with hoodlums.After serving time in prison, and attempts to go straight, Soldier sets enevitable course to films only plausable conclusion. A great effort for star Barry in a break-away role from his traditional westerns.


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